The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire fell today for the 17th consecutive day, dropping eight-tenths of a cent to $4.156
The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties is 6.2 cents less than one week ago, 7.3 cents lower than one month ago and 21.8 cents below what it was one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price
The average price rose 30 times in the 31 days preceding the streak of declines.
Prices at the pump have been dropping because most California refineries have concluded scheduled maintenance without experiencing any major incidents before the switch to summer-blend production, leaving adequate gasoline
supplies, said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.