RIVERSIDE, Calif. -

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular  gasoline in the Inland Empire dropped today to its lowest amount since July 20,  decreasing 1.3 cents to $3.746.
     

The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties is 3.6 cents  less than one week ago and 40.4 cents lower than one month ago, but 3.7 cents  more than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price  Information Service.
     

The average price has decreased 48 of the past 52 days, dropping 94.2  cents over that span, including 1.2 cents on Wednesday.