Although gas prices have fallen, gas prices in Riverside stand 93.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Riverside gas prices have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.86/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 481 stations in Riverside. Gas prices in Riverside are 17.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 93.5 cents per gallon 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 $4.49/g, a difference of $1.20/g. The lowest price in the state today is $3.13/g while the highest is $5.19/g, a difference of $2.06/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.86/g today. The national average is up 9.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 95.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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

  • April 5, 2020: $2.93/g (U.S. Average: $1.91/g)
  • April 5, 2019: $3.73/g (U.S. Average: $2.74/g)
  • April 5, 2018: $3.49/g (U.S. Average: $2.66/g)
  • April 5, 2017: $2.96/g (U.S. Average: $2.38/g)
  • April 5, 2016: $2.83/g (U.S. Average: $2.05/g)
  • April 5, 2015: $3.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.39/g)
  • April 5, 2014: $4.02/g (U.S. Average: $3.57/g)
  • April 5, 2013: $4.04/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g)
  • April 5, 2012: $4.28/g (U.S. Average: $3.94/g)
  • April 5, 2011: $4.05/g (U.S. Average: $3.69/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • San Bernardino- $3.85/g, down 0.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.86/g.
  • Orange County- $3.92/g, unchanged  from last week’s $3.92/g.
  • Los Angeles- $3.93/g, unchanged  from last week’s $3.93/g.

“Last week was a mixed bag for consumers at the pump as gas prices in half of states rose, while the other half saw declines, with March closing like a lamb after starting out like a lion,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Oil prices have shown signs of strength in the last few trading sessions, as OPEC agreed to raise oil production starting in May by a very modest 350,000 barrels per day. Overall, it’s a small increase in output as global demand continues to show strength in light of Covid-related improvements. U.S. gasoline demand rose for the sixth straight week as consumers hit the road for Easter, and with demand growth likely to remain robust, we may see a second attempt at a run at a national average of $3 per gallon in the months ahead. While the last few weeks have seen gas prices hold mostly steady, it’s not likely to last forever, especially as Americans increasingly get outside as warmer temperatures return.”