A nine-day streak of increases that boosted the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County to its highest amount since Oct. 12, 2012, ended Wednesday with a decrease of two-tenths of a cent to $4.653.

The price rose 6.2 cents during the streak, including a half-cent on Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 3.7 cents more than one week ago, 4.7 cents higher than one month ago and $1.207 greater than one year ago.

The average price is 3.5 cents shy of matching the record high of $4.688 set on Oct. 8, 2012.

The 2012 figures included stations in San Bernardino County.

The rising gas prices were attributed to higher oil prices and refineries beginning to ship summer blend gasoline, which is more expensive to produce.

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