The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose Sunday for the ninth consecutive day after dropping 10 of the previous 11 days to its lowest amount since March 4, increasing 1.5 cents to $5.256.

The average price has increased 12.8 cents over the past nine days, including 2 cents Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. It dropped 8.5 cents over the 11-day run of decreasing prices.

The average price is 9.4 cents more than one week ago and 94.1 cents higher than one year ago, but 2.7 cents less than one month ago. It has fallen $1.074 since rising to a record $6.33 on June 14.

The national average price dropped for the 89th consecutive day since rising to a record, falling six-tenths of a cent to $3.718. It has dropped $1.298 since rising to a record $5.016 on June 14.

The national average price is 7.1 cents less than one week ago and 27.2 cents less than one month ago, but 54.2 cents more than one year ago.

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