Post-Fourth gas prices show the national average is up 7.9 cents per gallon from a month ago
Post-Fourth gas prices in Riverside have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.22/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 481 stations in Riverside. Gas prices in Riverside are 8.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.16/g higher than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Riverside is priced at $3.67/g today while the most expensive is $4.79/g, a difference of $1.12/g. The lowest price in the state today is $3.56/g while the highest is $6.29/g, a difference of $2.73/g.
The national average price of gasoline is unchanged in the last week, averaging $3.12/g today. The national average is up 7.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 94.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Riverside and the national average going back ten years:
- July 6, 2020: $3.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
- July 6, 2019: $3.64/g (U.S. Average: $2.75/g)
- July 6, 2018: $3.59/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g)
- July 6, 2017: $2.85/g (U.S. Average: $2.26/g)
- July 6, 2016: $2.90/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g)
- July 6, 2015: $3.48/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)
- July 6, 2014: $4.13/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g)
- July 6, 2013: $3.99/g (U.S. Average: $3.47/g)
- July 6, 2012: $3.68/g (U.S. Average: $3.36/g)
- July 6, 2011: $3.74/g (U.S. Average: $3.57/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
- San Bernardino — $4.22/g, down 0.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.22/g.
- Orange County — $4.28/g, up 1.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.27/g.
- Los Angeles — $4.31/g, up 1.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.30/g.
“Gasoline demand over the holiday weekend certainly did not disappoint as millions of Americans flooded the roads for the long weekend, guzzling down gasoline at a clip not seen in years, and in the process, we could have set new all-time records for consumption,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “As OPEC+ met over the weekend and saw a heated disagreement about raising oil production, WTI crude oil surged in Monday evening electronic trading to nearly $77 per barrel on higher demand and a lack of additional supply from OPEC amidst a mountain of disagreement on how to respond to the market. For now, with imbalances in supply and demand continuing, motorists will continue digging deeper to pay for gasoline as prices are likely headed no where but up until global supply starts to catch up with the continued surge in demand.”
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