PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire rose three-tenths of a cent today to $4.201, one day after a five-day streak of increases ended with a decrease of two-tenths of a cent.

The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties is 4.6 cents more than a week ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. However, thanks to 41 decreases in the 42 days before the increases began, it is 8.3 cents less than one month ago and 5.9 cents lower than one year ago.