RIVERSIDE — Gasoline prices in Riverside have fallen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 481 stations in Riverside.
This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.7 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.36 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.
Average gasoline prices on Dec. 17 in Riverside have ranged widely over the last five years: $3.05 per gallon in 2017, $2.64 per gallon in 2016, $2.66 per gallon in 2015, $2.78 per gallon in 2014 and $3.58 per gallon in 2013.
Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 22.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 30.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 26.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 5.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Areas near Riverside and their current gas prices are:
- San Bernardino — $3.28 per gallon, down 6.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.35 per gallon.
- Orange County — $3.36 per gallon, down 3.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.40 per gallon.
- Los Angeles — $3.39 per gallon, down 5.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.45 per gallon.
“For the tenth straight week, gas prices have been in a state of decline, falling to the lowest level since prior to Hurricane Harvey in 2017 to the mid $2.30s with now 31 states with at least one gas station selling gasoline under $2 per gallon, saving motorists hundreds of millions of dollars versus prices just two months ago,” Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said in a prepared statement. “Oil prices have been slow to react to a cut in oil production from OPEC, instead focusing on economic concerns and trade tensions with China. Thus far, it seems that it “may take a village” to help oil prices recover, help that would include robust demand from the U.S., which seems to be anything but the case. For now, prices will remain seasonally challenged, tied to the fact or expected fate of the economy moving forward.”
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