The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County dropped Monday for the second time in 34 days, decreasing three-tenths of a cent to $2.91.
The average price rose 23 consecutive days, dropped three-tenths of a cent May 29, then resumed rising the next day. The run of increases followed 58 decreases in 62 days totaling 80.6 cents, which dropped the average price to its lowest amount since Aug. 30, 2016.
The average price has risen 25 cents over the past 34 days, including 1.6 cents on Sunday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 4.9 cents more than a week ago and 23.4 cents higher than one month ago, but 89.8 cents less than one year ago. The price has dropped 59.8 cents since the start of the year.
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