The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose six-tenths of a cent Sunday to $3.061.
The average price is 2.2 cents more than a week ago and 17.1 cents higher than a month ago, but 62.5 cents less than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The 3.2-cent increase in the gasoline tax that went into effect Wednesday has been balanced by a drop in the wholesale price “because a pause on reopening the economy has created worries about fuel demand,” said Doug Shupe, a corporate communications & programs manager with the Automobile Club of Southern California.
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