The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire was unchanged Monday, remaining at $3.83 after dropping 39 times in the previous 40 days.

   The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties dropped for 34 consecutive days, rose one-tenth of a cent on Tuesday, then resumed dropping  on Wednesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

   The average price is 2.7 cents less than one week ago, 22.7 cents lower than one month ago and 3.1 cents below what it was one year ago.