Santa Claus seems to have arrived early at regional gas pumps
A gift from Santa Claus? Average gasoline prices in Riverside have fallen 21.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.93/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 481 stations in Riverside.
Prices in Riverside are 50.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 31.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 7.9 cents in the last week and stands at $5.20 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Riverside was priced at $4.27/g yesterday while the most expensive was $5.69/g, a difference of $1.42/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $0.49/g while the highest was $7.39/g, a difference of $6.90/g.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 12.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.52/g today. The national average is down 22.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 14.1 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:
- November 28, 2021: $4.61/g (U.S. Average: $3.37/g)
- November 28, 2020: $3.10/g (U.S. Average: $2.11/g)
- November 28, 2019: $3.75/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
- November 28, 2018: $3.48/g (U.S. Average: $2.50/g)
- November 28, 2017: $3.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.49/g)
- November 28, 2016: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.13/g)
- November 28, 2015: $2.71/g (U.S. Average: $2.04/g)
- November 28, 2014: $3.03/g (U.S. Average: $2.78/g)
- November 28, 2013: $3.55/g (U.S. Average: $3.27/g)
- November 28, 2012: $3.73/g (U.S. Average: $3.41/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
- San Bernardino — $4.91/g, down 20.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $5.11/g.
- Orange County — $4.99/g, down 17.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $5.16/g.
- Los Angeles — $5.03/g, down 18.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $5.21/g.
“As millions of Americans hit the road for Thanksgiving, we saw gasoline prices continue dropping coast to coast last week, and a new record was set for the largest single day decline in the national average. In addition, 47 of the nation’s 50 states have seen diesel prices falling as well, providing well-needed relief ahead of the holidays and helping to stem the rise in inflation,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “All the metrics look very positive for motorists as this week is likely to continue seeing falling gasoline prices, with many areas falling to the lowest level since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. It’s entirely possible the national average price of gasoline could fall under $3 per gallon by Christmas, which would be a huge gift to unwrap for motorists after a dizzying year at the pump.”
- Patrick DeHaan: GasBuddy
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