RIVERSIDE — Gasoline prices in Riverside have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 481 stations in Riverside. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.22 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on January 7 in Riverside have ranged widely over the past five years: $3.15/g in 2018, $2.78/g in 2017, $3.03/g in 2016, $2.61/g in 2015 and $3.66/g in 2014.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 5.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 16.3 cents lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 19.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.0 cents lower than a year ago.

Areas near Riverside and their current gas price climate:

  • San Bernardino- $3.22/g, down 3.6 cents from last week’s $3.26/g.
  • Orange County- $3.30/g, down 2.1 cents from last week’s $3.33/g.
  • Los Angeles- $3.31/g, down 5.0 cents from last week’s $3.36/g.

“After a brief hiccup that saw the nation’s average gas price rise for two days last week, the overall trend remains in favor of lower gas prices, even as oil prices have rallied. The window for cheap gas prices continues to close, however, and by mid-February will likely be completely closed- so do take advantage of the low prices while they last,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While 11 states are seeing their statewide average under $2 per gallon, nearly half of the nation’s gas stations are selling under $2. In fact, while the average price remains higher, the median gas price in the U.S. sits at $2.07 per gallon — much of which can be blamed on much higher gas prices on the West Coast — where more relief in the form of lower prices can be expected.”

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