The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose Sunday for the 26th time in the past 27 days, increasing four-tenths of a cent to $3.378, its highest amount since March 12.

The average price has risen 19.8 cents over the past 27 days, including 1.3 cents on Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 4.6 cents higher than one week ago and 20.2 cents more than one month ago, but 10.1 cents less than one year ago.

The rising prices are the result of some refinery trouble, the impending switch to summer-blend gasoline and the lifting of the state’s stay-at-home orders that increased demand, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

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