RIVERSIDE, Calif. -

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire rose Thursday for the 24th consecutive day,  increasing 1.2 cents to $4.276, its highest amount since Oct. 25.

      The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has risen 56  cents during the streak of increases, the longest since a 27-day streak from Feb. 8 to March 5, 2012, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

      The average price is 10.6 cents more than one week ago, 57.6 cents higher than one month ago and 22.9 cents greater than one year ago.