Average Riverside County gas price rises to highest amount since October 2019

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose today for the 10th consecutive day and 12th time in 13 days, increasing 1.4 cents to $4.041, its highest amount since Oct. 25, 2019. The average price has increased 8.3 cents over the past 13 days, including six-tenths of a cent Wednesday, May 5, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 5.5 cents higher than one week ago, 13.8 cents more than one month ago and $1.374 greater than one year ago. The run of increases “is a fairly typical pattern for Southern California gas prices each spring” as “demand rises while refineries often struggle to keep up due to maintenance issues, fuel ingredient shortfalls or other problems,” said Marie Montgo
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