San Bernardino gasoline prices have risen 11.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.15/g on Oct. 7, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 567 stations.
Gas prices in San Bernardino are 58.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, but may now start going back down, GasBuddy said.
Even though average prices have soared over the $4 mark, several Fontana stations are still selling gas for less than $4.
As of Oct. 7, the ARCO station at 7325 Sierra Avenue had the cheapest gas in Fontana at $3.83. Circle K at 16900 Foothill Boulevard and ARCO at 8898 Sierra Avenue both are at $3.87, according to GasBuddy.com.
"It was a mixed bag for gas prices over the last week even as oil prices remained relatively low. California continued to lead the nation as prices skyrocketed, but appear to have peaked for now, while the Great Lakes states also saw prices march higher due to a price cycle. Other states saw some downward movement, but we appear ripe for a week that features more price decreases than increases, especially for hard-hit California," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
"I believe we're due for the national average to edge lower by perhaps five cents in the coming week as I believe increases should be limited due to oil's drop in the last week fueled by continued worry over tariffs and trade, not with just China but now extending to Europe after the WTO agreed with the U.S. that Airbus was getting favorable treatment. Many motorists may scoff at such an issue affecting gas prices, but indeed, the threat of tariffs between such large trading partners is a serious issue that could result in slowdowns in both areas, leaving demand for oil lower and thus weighing on oil prices as a result."