Pressure eases slightly for consumers at Riverside gas pumps

Average gasoline prices at Riverside gas pumps have fallen 31.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.57/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 481 stations in Riverside.

Prices in Riverside are 5.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.15/g higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has risen 4.0 cents in the last week and stands at $5.30 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Riverside was priced at $4.68/g yesterday while the most expensive was $6.19/g, a difference of $1.51/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $4.01/g while the highest was $7.79/g, a difference of $3.78/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 9.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.77/g today. The national average is up 10.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 41.2 cents per gallon 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:

  • October 24, 2021: $4.42/g (U.S. Average: $3.36/g)
  • October 24, 2020: $3.11/g (U.S. Average: $2.15/g)
  • October 24, 2019: $4.04/g (U.S. Average: $2.61/g)
  • October 24, 2018: $3.80/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
  • October 24, 2017: $2.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
  • October 24, 2016: $2.75/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
  • October 24, 2015: $2.86/g (U.S. Average: $2.20/g)
  • October 24, 2014: $3.39/g (U.S. Average: $3.06/g)
  • October 24, 2013: $3.69/g (U.S. Average: $3.31/g)
  • October 24, 2012: $4.34/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • San Bernardino — $5.59/g, down 30.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $5.89/g.
  • Orange County — $5.64/g, down 29.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $5.94/g.
  • Los Angeles— $5.72/g, down 29.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $6.02/g.
Hope Surfaces at Riverside Gas Pumps

Patrick DeHaan

“Average gas prices have declined for the second straight week with significant declines in the West and Great Lakes having an oversized effect on the drop in the national average,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “With oil prices struggling a bit after reaching $93 after OPEC+’s decision to cut production, many regions could see falling gas prices again this week as demand continues to decline seasonally, especially if more data points to a significant economic slowdown. While gasoline prices have seen a large drop, diesel prices have been somewhat mixed, with prices heading higher in the Northeast as inventories drop to extremely tight levels ahead of the heating oil season. Motorists are reminded that the decline in gasoline prices is seasonal and should continue into the fall and is unrelated to the coming election. Seasonality is king in driving prices, not the desires or hopes of politicians.”

Image Sources

  • Patrick DeHaan: GasBuddy
  • Man filling gas tank: iStock