Happy May Day! Average gasoline prices in Riverside have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.79/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 481 stations in Riverside. Prices in Riverside are 3.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 93.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 5.3 cents in the last week and stands at $4.07 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Riverside was priced at $4.15/g yesterday while the most expensive was $5.29/g, a difference of $1.14/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.89/g while the highest was $6.87/g, a difference of $2.98/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 6.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.58/g today. The national average is up 8.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 59.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

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

  • May 1, 2022: $5.72/g (U.S. Average: $4.17/g)
  • May 1, 2021: $3.99/g (U.S. Average: $2.89/g)
  • May 1, 2020: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $1.77/g)
  • May 1, 2019: $4.04/g (U.S. Average: $2.89/g)
  • May 1, 2018: $3.59/g (U.S. Average: $2.81/g)
  • May 1, 2017: $2.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.37/g)
  • May 1, 2016: $2.81/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
  • May 1, 2015: $3.64/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
  • May 1, 2014: $4.28/g (U.S. Average: $3.69/g)
  • May 1, 2013: $3.85/g (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • San Bernardino — $4.77/g, up 0.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.76/g.
  • Orange County   $4.83/g, down 4.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.87/g.
  • Los Angeles — $4.85/g, down 1.7 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.87/g.
Gasoline Prices in Riverside Have Fallen

Patrick DeHaan

“After declining the prior week at a slow pace, the drop in the national average has gained momentum. Oil prices have come under additional selling pressure alongside wholesale gasoline prices, giving retailers room to pass on the lower prices,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “Diesel prices have followed, falling to their lowest in over 13 months as demand remains weak due to concerns over the economy. With refinery maintenance wrapping up, we should see supplies start to build in the weeks ahead, just in time for the summer driving season, potentially putting more downward pressure on prices.  However, while a majority of states saw gas prices drop, some, particularly in the Northeast, have yet to join in thanks to being the last to make the switch to summer gasoline – but relief will be on the way soon in areas that have resisted the fall thus far.”

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