Gas prices in Riverside stand 86.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Riverside gas prices have risen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.13/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 481 stations. Gas prices in Riverside are  unchanged versus a month ago and stand 86.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Riverside is priced at $2.43/g today while the most expensive is $4.39/g, a difference of $1.96/g. The lowest price in the state today is $2.39/g while the highest is $4.49/g, a difference of $2.10/g.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged  in the last week, averaging $2.14/g today. The national average is down 4.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 45.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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

  • October 26, 2019: $3.99/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
  • October 26, 2018: $3.78/g (U.S. Average: $2.82/g)
  • October 26, 2017: $2.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
  • October 26, 2016: $2.74/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
  • October 26, 2015: $2.85/g (U.S. Average: $2.19/g)
  • October 26, 2014: $3.35/g (U.S. Average: $3.04/g)
  • October 26, 2013: $3.68/g (U.S. Average: $3.29/g)
  • October 26, 2012: $4.23/g (U.S. Average: $3.57/g)
  • October 26, 2011: $3.83/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
  • October 26, 2010: $3.10/g (U.S. Average: $2.79/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • San Bernardino — $3.11/g, up 1 cent per gallon from last week’s $3.10/g.
  • Orange County — $3.13/g, unchanged  from last week’s $3.13/g.
  • Los Angeles — $3.15/g, unchanged  from last week’s $3.15/g.

“Gas price trends continue to be typical for this time of year, easing slightly in most places as demand continues its slow seasonal drop, with potential enhancement from the recent surge in new coronavirus cases,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “More stations are falling back under $2 per gallon, in fact the highest amount of stations since May are now under that level, and I do believe that trend will continue at least for now as improvement in the coronavirus situation remains elusive. There may be minor disruption in price and localized supply challenges as Tropical Storm Zeta again takes aim for the Gulf Coast, but like we’ve seen with Laura, Sally and Delta, these issues have been very minor compared to a normal year due to the reduction in our gasoline appetite.”

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