|October 20, 2021|
Demand, crude oil prices blamed for rising gasoline costs
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices have failed to downshift even as the cheaper winter blend of fuel is about to head to Southland dealers.
The Automobile Club of Southern California points out that pump prices have risen slowly, yet persistently, for most of the year. It’s being driven by growing global demand and rising oil prices which are more than twice as high compared to this time last year.
Statewide, the price for a gallon of 87 octane regular is $4.43. In Riverside, it’s $4.35 which is three cents higher than the prior week and $1.17 higher than last year.
Story Date: October 8, 2021