Average gasoline prices in Riverside have risen 52.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.27/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 481 stations in Riverside.

Prices in Riverside are 63.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.58/g higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Riverside was priced at $4.59/g yesterday while the most expensive was $5.98/g, a difference of $1.39/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $4.04/g while the highest was $7.69/g, a difference of $3.65/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 46.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.06/g today. The national average is up 61.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.29/g higher 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:

  • March 7, 2021: $3.69/g (U.S. Average: $2.77/g)
  • March 7, 2020: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $2.37/g)
  • March 7, 2019: $3.25/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
  • March 7, 2018: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.53/g)
  • March 7, 2017: $2.98/g (U.S. Average: $2.30/g)
  • March 7, 2016: $2.48/g (U.S. Average: $1.81/g)
  • March 7, 2015: $3.48/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
  • March 7, 2014: $3.92/g (U.S. Average: $3.49/g)
  • March 7, 2013: $4.25/g (U.S. Average: $3.72/g)
  • March 7, 2012: $4.35/g (U.S. Average: $3.76/g)


Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • San Bernardino- $5.27/g, up 52.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.75/g.
  • Orange County- $5.40/g, up 55.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.85/g.
  • Los Angeles- $5.40/g, up 55.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.85/g.

“There are few words to describe the unprecedented rise in gasoline prices over the last week, with massive spikes coast to coast in both gasoline and diesel prices, as oil prices jump to their highest since 2008. Forget the $4 per gallon mark, the nation will soon set new all-time record highs and we could push closer to a national average of $4.50/gal. California could be heading for $5.50 per gallon with more stations charging $6 and beyond,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “We’ve never been in this situation before, with this level of uncertainty. As we lose a major global producer under the weight of deserving bipartisan sanctions for invading a sovereign country, the cost is high. Americans will be feeling the pain of the rise in prices for quite some time, with little good news foreseen.”

GasBuddy data is accessible at http://prices.GasBuddy.com.

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