Local gas prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 1.8 cents in the past week, averaging $2.47 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. Gas prices in Minnesota are 11 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 25.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Gas prices in International Falls averaged $2.54 per gallon, according to gasbuddy.com.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Minnesota is priced at $2.25 per gallon Sunday while the most expensive is $2.75 per gallon, a difference of 50 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the entire country as of Sunday stands at $1.84 per gallon while the most expensive is $5.09 per gallon, a difference of $3.25 per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1 cent per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.55 per gallon Sunday. The national average is down 9.9 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 28.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices for Sept. 9 in Minnesota going back a decade:

  • 2018: $2.72 per gallon
  • 2017: $2.51 per gallon
  • 2016: $2.18 per gallon
  • 2015: $2.33 per gallon
  • 2014: $3.32 per gallon
  • 2013: $3.58 per gallon
  • 2012: $3.81 per gallon
  • 2011: $3.80 per gallon
  • 2010: $2.70 per gallon
  • 2009: $2.42 per gallon

"For its eighth straight week, the national average has declined even as oil prices have bucked the trend in the last week, moving higher on optimism over upcoming trade talks between China and the United States," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "While most of the country saw gas prices continuing to drop, it certainly was not all. The West Coast has gas prices rise gently in recent weeks, but those increases likely won't last. Moving forward, I believe the market will closely watch the October trade talks and any comments made between the countries until then, and gas prices will track with optimism- should there be a positive conciliatory tone between the two, we may see a more organized, but temporary, upward move. If trade talks fall apart, then expect more price declines that will accelerate in the weeks ahead. Markets have been reliably unreliable in recent weeks and it seems that will likely continue as the talks hold significant meaning for oil and gasoline demand."

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