RIVERSIDE —Gasoline prices in Riverside have risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49 per gallon for consumers Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 481 stations in Riverside.

This compares with the national average that is unchanged  versus last week to $2.83 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on August 27 in Riverside have ranged widely over the last five years for consumers: $2.94 per gallon in 2017, $2.63 per gallon in 2016, $3.53 per gallon in 2015, $3.79 per gallon in 2014 and $3.78 per gallon in 2013.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 55.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 4.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 2.4 cents per gallon during the last month for consumers and stands 46.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Areas near Riverside and their current gas price climate for consumers:

  • San Bernardino — $3.49 per gallon, up 2.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.47 per gallon.
  • Orange County — $3.56 per gallon, up 2.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.54 per gallon.
  • Los Angeles — $3.61/g, unchanged  from last week’s $3.61 gallon.

“Gas prices nationally saw little change in the last week as oil prices saw a mini-resurgence back to $69 per barrel, stifling the broad relief we saw at pumps the week prior,” Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said in a news release. “With Labor Day dead ahead, consumers may see a small rise in the national average this week, depending on oil’s move, but largely, this seems like the last week we’ll see elevated prices as demand is set to drop with the conclusion of Labor Day weekend. The Atlantic remains quiet, so there’s little chance of a major disruption for the time being, with the overall consensus that we’ll soon see prices falling once again across most of the country.”

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