The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose 7.4 cents Saturday to $6.316, 1.4 cents short of the record high set June 14.
The average price has risen 12 consecutive days, increasing $1.007, including 13.4 cents Friday and 16.3 cents Thursday — the latter being the largest daily increase since 2012, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.
The 2012 figure included stations in San Bernardino County.
The average price is 75.9 cents more than one week ago, $1.173 more than one month ago, and $1.997 more than one year ago.
It dropped to $5.128 on Sept. 2, then began increasing again.
“This week saw the most significant gas price increases since they jumped 77 cents in one week in March,” said Doug Shupe, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager. “Until the state receives significant amounts of imported gasoline and local refineries are fully operational again, we will likely continue to see pump price increases.”
The national average price rose for the 11th consecutive day following a 98-day streak of decreases, increasing three-tenths of a cent to $3.80. It has risen 12.6 cents over the past 11 days, including 1.5 cents Friday. It is 10 cents more than one week ago, 2.9 cents lower than one month ago, and 60.8 cents more than one year ago.
The national average price is $1.216 less than the record $5.016 set June 14.