The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose Sunday for the 25th time in 26 days, increasing eight-tenths of a cent to $2.857.
The average price has risen 19.7 cents over the past 26 days, including six-tenths of a cent Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It rose 23 consecutive days, dropped three-tenths of a cent on Friday, then resumed dropping Saturday.
The average price is 3.6 cents more than a week ago and 19.4 cents higher than one month ago but $1.036 less than one year ago. It has dropped 65.1 cents since the start of the year.
The run of increases follows a run of 58 decreases in 62 days totaling 80.6 cents, which dropped the average price to its lowest amount since Aug. 30, 2016.
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