Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 1.8 cents in the past week, averaging $2.69 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. Gas prices in Minnesota are 6.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, and stand 15.2 cents per gallon lower 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 $2.40 per gallon Sunday while the most expensive is $2.85 per gallon, a difference of 45 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the entire country as of Sunday 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 fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.82 per gallon Sunday. The national average is down 6 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 14.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices for May 28 in Minnesota going back a decade:
- 2018: $2.85 per gallon
- 2017: $2.31 per gallon
- 2016: $2.27 per gallon
- 2015: $2.59 per gallon
- 2014: $3.49 per gallon
- 2013: $4.01 per gallon
- 2012: $3.56 per gallon
- 2011: $3.71 per gallon
- 2010: $2.60 per gallon
- 2009: $2.54 per gallon
"With the summer driving season kicked off, gasoline prices have continued to moderate with nearly all areas off their 2019 high water mark with more declines on the way," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "While the next 90 days may see some bumps in the road here and there, most motorists will be greeted with prices under $3 per gallon for a majority of the summer while the West Coast will see continued relief and prices likely above the $3 mark for most of the summer, but under the $4 levels we saw in the last month. Overall, the biggest risk factors for rising gas prices this summer: unexpected refinery outages mainly in challenged areas like the Midwest or West Coast, a potential trade deal between the U.S. and China, and any rise in Middle East tensions, mainly between the U.S. and Iran. Otherwise, expect this summer's gas prices to be similar but lower than they were last year."