Local gas prices

Minnesota gas prices have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.83 per gallon Tuesday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 stations in Minnesota. Gas prices in Minnesota are 8.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 94.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Minnesota is priced at $2.49/g today while the most expensive is $2.97/g, a difference of 48.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $2.49/g while the highest is $2.97/g, a difference of 48.0 cents per gallon.

Prices in International Falls Tuesday ranged from $2.79 per gallon to $2.89 per gallon, according to the website.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.04/g today. The national average is up 14.3 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.06/g higher than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Minnesota and the national average going back ten years:

  • June 1, 2020: $1.89/g (U.S. Average: $1.98/g)
  • June 1, 2019: $2.71/g (U.S. Average: $2.81/g)
  • June 1, 2018: $2.84/g (U.S. Average: $2.96/g)
  • June 1, 2017: $2.31/g (U.S. Average: $2.38/g)
  • June 1, 2016: $2.26/g (U.S. Average: $2.32/g)
  • June 1, 2015: $2.57/g (U.S. Average: $2.75/g)
  • June 1, 2014: $3.51/g (U.S. Average: $3.68/g)
  • June 1, 2013: $3.87/g (U.S. Average: $3.60/g)
  • June 1, 2012: $3.57/g (U.S. Average: $3.61/g)
  • June 1, 2011: $3.69/g (U.S. Average: $3.77/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • Wisconsin- $2.85/g, up 0.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.85/g.
  • Fargo- $2.78/g, unchanged from last week's $2.77/g.
  • Twin Cities- $2.83/g, unchanged from last week's $2.83/g.

"With the summer driving season now officially begun, gas prices have clung to a $3 per gallon average on continued strong demand as Americans take to the roads amidst a continued economic recovery," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Through Sunday, U.S. gasoline demand was very strong over the weekend, with Friday and Sunday both setting new Covid records for gasoline consumption for their respective day of week, according to GasBuddy data. While gasoline demand continues to recover, oil production has only slowly started gaining momentum after a very challenging 2020 forced oil companies to take several steps backward as prices and demand plummeted last year. While oil production is now moving in the right direction, we're in catch up mode to searing hot gasoline demand, and the imbalance has pushed prices up notably. For now, there's little chance of a backslide in gas prices, but a larger chance that this summer could boast near-record gasoline demand as Americans hit the road, but remain mostly stuck to the U.S. due to overseas travel challenges that persist."

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. Unlike AAA's once daily survey covering credit card transactions at 100,000 stations and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on 7,000 gas stations, GasBuddy's survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data is accessible at http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.