The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire rose seven-tenths of a cent today to $3.121, the fifth increase in six days.
The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties is 1.7 cents more than a week ago, 2 cents more than a month ago and 10.6 cents more than this time last year, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price rose 2.2 cents Wednesday, three-tenths of a cent Thursday, six-tenths of a cent Friday, fell a half-cent Saturday and rose two- tenths of a cent Sunday.
The national average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline fell two-tenths of a cent today to $2.774.
The national average price is 3.9 cents more than a week ago, 6.2 cents more than a month ago and 13.1 cents more than this time last year.
The national average price rose 1.2 cents Tuesday, 2.1 cents Wednesday, 1.8 cents Thursday and 1.4 cents Friday, fell three-tenths of a cent Saturday and was unchanged Sunday.
California’s gasoline price is typically among the highest in the nation because of taxes and the state’s “boutique blend” of fuel designed to reduce polluting emissions, according to Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California.