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MN gas prices take post-holiday dip down

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.63/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Minnesota during the past week, prices Sunday were 20.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 3.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 0.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 0.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“It’s been yet another boring week at the pump with gasoline prices seeing relative calm,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

“I don’t recall the last time that the national average, which stands at nearly $3.64/gal was the same yesterday, a week ago, a month ago, and also a year ago. If you’re a motorist, I’m not sure if seeing such duplicity is bad since prices have remained high, or good, since prices are relatively calm.”

DeHaan says while he, like most,  will continue to hope for an eventual drop in gasoline prices, he is starting to think that “we just won’t see any sort of major summer decline like we have the last few years entering summer,” DeHaan said.