Local gas prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 0.4 cents in the past week, averaging $2.60 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. Gas prices in Minnesota are 4.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, and stand 12.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Gas prices in International Falls averaged $2.59 per gallon, according to gasbuddy.com.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Minnesota is priced at $2.38 per gallon Sunday while the most expensive is $2.79 per gallon, a difference of 41 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the entire country as of Sunday stands at $2.06 per gallon while the most expensive is $5.09 per gallon, a difference of $3.03 per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.75 per gallon Sunday. The national average is down 0.3 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 10.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices for July 8 in Minnesota going back a decade:

  • 2018: $2.73 per gallon
  • 2017: $2.20 per gallon
  • 2016: $2.15 per gallon
  • 2015: $2.67 per gallon
  • 2014: $3.56 per gallon
  • 2013: $3.33 per gallon
  • 2012: $3.48 per gallon
  • 2011: $3.64 per gallon
  • 2010: $2.66 per gallon
  • 2009: $2.41 per gallon

“For the second straight week, the national average price of gasoline has moved higher, following energy market moves from the last few weeks as Iran remains a concern pushing oil higher as well as OPEC extending producing cuts and recent drawdowns in U.S. oil inventories,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “Nearly all motorists have seen the rise with an exception in some areas of the West Coast. Look for another week of gradual increases in gasoline prices, but without a another round of clearly defined upside in oil prices, we may see this current upward trend begin to slowly fade away in the next few weeks.”

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