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MN gas prices down this week

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.34/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.47/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Minnesota during the past week, prices yesterday were 16.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 17 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 19.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 21.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"Gas prices have today entered their fourth straight week of declining nationally, a trend unlikely to be interrupted by Hurricane Nate over this past weekend," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. "Gasoline supply has continued to improve and as temperatures begin to feel more fall like, demand for fuel will continue to decline."

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