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RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County increased for the 21st consecutive day today, rising two-tenths of a cent to $2.824.

The average price has risen 16.4 cents over the past 21 days, including one-tenth of a cent on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 6.2 cents more than a week ago and 14.7 cents higher than one month ago, but $1.10 cheaper than one year ago. It has dropped 68.4 cents since the start of the year.

The streak of increases follows a run of 58 decreases in 62 days totaling 80.6 cents, which dropped the average price to its lowest amount since Aug. 30, 2016.