The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire fell a half-cent to $3.829, one day after a  24-day streak of dropping prices ended with an increase of eight-tenths of a  cent.

   The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties is 4.1 cents less than one week ago, 22.9 cents lower than one month ago and 27.8 cents  below what it was one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price  Information Service.

   The average price decreased 20.7 cents during the streak of dropping  prices, falling to its lowest amount since Jan. 31.