The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose Wednesday to its highest amount since Aug. 31, 2015, increasing 1 cent to $3.469.

The average price has increased 16 consecutive days, rising 10.1 cents, including one-tenth of a cent on Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 5.8 cents more than one week ago, 10.6 cents higher than one month ago and 50.3 cents greater than one year ago.

The average price has risen 37.4 cents since the start of the year.

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