Inland Empire gas prices rise to highest level since June 4th
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire rose today to its highest amount since June 4, increasing 4.4 cents -- its largest daily hike since Aug. 11 -- to $4.208.
The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has increased five consecutive days and is 9.5 cents more than one week ago, 6.6 cents higher than one month ago and 38.7 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The increasing prices are the result of supply issues, stemming from reported increases in West Coast refinery exports to Mexico and the continued closure of the Chevron refinery in Richmond because of a major fire Aug. 6, Marie Montgomery Nordhues of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service.
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