The national average price of gasoline is up for the third straight week, but it is still 99 cents a gallon lower than this time last year, according to the Gas Buddy website. This trajectory is predicted to continue as most states open and demand for gas rebounds.
National average price could reach $1.95 a gallon by next Monday, which would be the cheapest Memorial Day price since 2003.
In San Bernardino County, where the price of regular gas dropped to less than $3 a gallon last month for the first time in a decade, the average price was $2.70.
According to Gas Buddy’s annual summer travel survey, 31% of Americans plan to take at least one summer road trip this year, down 44% from last year. The big drop in travel this summer has everything to do with COVID-19. Seventy-two percent said the virus has directly impacted their summer travel plans: taking fewer road trips than previously planned (48%), canceling trips that require flying (36%) and making shorter trips (24%).
Prices per gallon for regular gas*
* As of Monday afternoon
Fuel Break, 2505 Highland Ave., Highland $2.19
ARCO, 26492 Highland Ave., Highland $2.29
ARCO, 2098 Redlands Blvd., Redlands $2.37
ARCO, 26526 Barton Road, Loma Linda $2.37
ARCO, 539 E. Redlands Blvd., Redlands $2.39
Circle K, 765 W. Redlands Blvd., Redlands $2.43
ARCO, 902 Orange St., Redlands $2.49
Valero, 1880 Mountain View Ave., Loma Linda $2.49
Shell, 710 W. Colton Ave., Redlands $2.55
7-Eleven, 1161 W. Lugonia Ave., Redlands $2.55
San Bernardino County average $2.70
76, 201 E. Redlands Blvd., Redlands $2.75
Shell, 127 E. Redlands Blvd., Redlands $2.75
76 at Circle K, 1702 Mentone Blvd., Mentone $2.79
76 at Circle K, 27300 W. Lugonia Ave., Redlands $2.83
Shell, 1600 W. Industrial Ave., Redlands $2.85
Chevron, 1580 W. Redlands Blvd., Redlands $2.99
Chevron, 25689 Barton Road, Loma Linda $2.99
Chevron, 27981 Greenspot Road, Highland $2.99
76, 1075 Parkford Drive, Redlands $3.27
Shell, 941 California St., Redlands $3.27
Chevron, 120 The Terrace, Redlands $3.29