The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire rose four-tenths of a cent today to $4.101, one day after falling two-tenths of a cent.
Prices in Palm Desert has been seen just below $4.00 per gallon.
The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties is seven-
tenths of a cent more than a week ago, 32.6 cents higher than one month ago and 39.8 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
"The price spike in early August means that Labor Day weekend travelers
will be paying the highest gas prices ever for that holiday,'' said Jeffrey
Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
"There are some forces at work that could further nudge up prices, such
as crude oil trading near $100 a barrel, but at the moment, local prices are
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