Local gas prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 1.1 cents in the past week, averaging $2.76 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. Gas prices in Minnesota are 12.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, and stand 14.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Gas prices in International Falls ranged from $2.69 to $2.74 per gallon, according to gasbuddy.com.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Minnesota is priced at $2.59 per gallon Sunday while the most expensive is $2.89 per gallon, a difference of 30 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the entire country today stands at $2.03 per gallon while the most expensive is $5.19 per gallon, a difference of $3.16 per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.88 per gallon Sunday. The national average is up 18.7 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 7.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices for April 29 in Minnesota going back a decade:

  • 2018: $2.61 per gallon
  • 2017: $2.28 per gallon
  • 2016: $2.09 per gallon
  • 2015: $2.42 per gallon
  • 2014: $3.55 per gallon
  • 2013: $3.49 per gallon
  • 2012: $3.66 per gallon
  • 2011: $3.89 per gallon
  • 2010: $2.87 per gallon
  • 2009: $1.98 per gallon

"After a quiet week previously, the national average has resumed its upward climb in the last week with average gas prices rising in nearly all states yet again. This spring certainly has brought furious price increases at faster paces than we've seen in past years," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Oil posted a loss last week, likely responding in part to President Donald Trump's tweet aimed at oil producers and again asking OPEC to raise production, but it's not known if the affect on the market will persist or pass into the sunset. Peak prices are likely starting to enter into view for over the next few weeks for some states- mainly in the West Coast- while the national average will likely peak somewhere between 2-5 weeks from now before falling. The homestretch is quickly coming into view. Perhaps the best news for motorists is they may catch a break in June as prices moderate slightly as refiners finish maintenance and boost production."

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