Riverside gasoline prices have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.15/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 481 stations. Gas prices in Riverside are 5.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 33.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Riverside is priced at $2.55/g today while the most expensive is $4.39/g, a difference of $1.84/g. The lowest price in the state today is $2.55/g while the highest is $4.11/g, a difference of $1.56/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.18/g today. The national average is down 0.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 41.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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

  • August 24, 2019: $3.48/g (U.S. Average: $2.59/g)
  • August 24, 2018: $3.50/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
  • August 24, 2017: $2.92/g (U.S. Average: $2.35/g)
  • August 24, 2016: $2.62/g (U.S. Average: $2.20/g)
  • August 24, 2015: $3.62/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
  • August 24, 2014: $3.79/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
  • August 24, 2013: $3.79/g (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)
  • August 24, 2012: $4.09/g (U.S. Average: $3.73/g)
  • August 24, 2011: $3.69/g (U.S. Average: $3.57/g)
  • August 24, 2010: $3.07/g (U.S. Average: $2.67/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gasoline prices:

  • San Bernardino- $3.13/g, up 1.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.12/g.
  • Orange County- $3.18/g, down 0.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.19/g.
  • Los Angeles- $3.19/g, up 0.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.19/g.

“All eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico as two tropical systems head toward a sensitive area for the oil industry, and while these storms bear monitoring, they thankfully are unlikely to have a major impact on gas prices that for the eighth straight week have been mostly quiet,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While Hurricane Marco and likely-soon-to-be Hurricane Laura churn in the Atlantic, current forecasts show limited ability for them to turn into a major hurricane, which means that motorists need not panic about gasoline supply or price. We should be able to weather both of these storms, barring a major increase in peak intensity. In addition, with gasoline demand still weak due to COVID-19, there’s ample capacity for refineries that are not in the path of the storms to raise output should the situation warrant it.”

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