Average retail gasoline prices in Riverside continue an upswing rising 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 481 gas outlets in Riverside.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Riverside during the past week, prices on Sunday were 53.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 14.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 12.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 25.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on April 9 in Riverside have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.96 per gallon in 2017, $2.81 per gallon in 2016, $3.14 per gallon in 2015, $4.07 per gallon in 2014 and $4.02 per gallon in 2013.

Areas near Riverside and their current gas price climate:

  • San Bernardino — $3.46 per gallon, up 1.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.45 per gallon.
  • Orange County — $3.53 per gallon, up 0.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.52 per gallon.
  • Los Angeles — $3.56/g, down 1.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.57 per gallon.

“As markets have seen concern rise of a possible trade war between the U.S. and China, oil prices have been hit hard, leading gas prices to dramatically slow their recent ascent. While the pause button may be hit for the time being on the spring surge, it is still likely we’ll see prices advance again soon,” Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said in a prepared statement. “Thankfully, the bulk of refinery maintenance is likely behind us, but keep in mind the volatility of the stock market has had a major influence on gas prices in the last year, so we may still be susceptible to sudden and dramatic change in U.S. policy and also still being susceptible to any lingering maintenance at the large refineries.”

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