Gas prices have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon from a month ago, according to the national average

Riverside gas prices have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.90/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 481 stations in Riverside. Gas prices in Riverside are 5.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.17/g higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Riverside is priced at $3.29/g today while the most expensive is $4.59/g, a difference of $1.30/g. The lowest price in the state today is $3.09/g while the highest is $5.79/g, a difference of $2.70/g.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged  in the last week, averaging $2.85/g today. The national average is down 2.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.07/g higher than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Riverside and the national average going back ten years:

  • April 19, 2020: $2.73/g (U.S. Average: $1.78/g)
  • April 19, 2019: $4.01/g (U.S. Average: $2.85/g)
  • April 19, 2018: $3.54/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)
  • April 19, 2017: $2.99/g (U.S. Average: $2.42/g)
  • April 19, 2016: $2.80/g (U.S. Average: $2.11/g)
  • April 19, 2015: $3.14/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
  • April 19, 2014: $4.24/g (U.S. Average: $3.67/g)
  • April 19, 2013: $3.94/g (U.S. Average: $3.50/g)
  • April 19, 2012: $4.20/g (U.S. Average: $3.89/g)
  • April 19, 2011: $4.19/g (U.S. Average: $3.84/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • San Bernardino — $3.92/g, up 2.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.89/g.
  • Orange County — $3.98/g, up 3.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.95/g.
  • Los Angeles — $3.99/g, up 1.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.98/g.

“Gas prices have remained largely stable in the last week across much of the country with the exception of the West Coast, where prices in some areas continue to advance, mainly in California as summer gasoline and healthy demand have boosted prices, but for everyone else, we’re far removed from the fast pace of increases we saw earlier this year,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Gasoline demand has given up ground for the second straight week, likely due to some areas seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, and as spring break plans conclude. The next trend in gas prices isn’t evident just yet, we may see additional slight sideways moves in the weeks ahead, until either demand starts to increase notably again, or we see the opposite.”

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