Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.53/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Minnesota during the past week, prices yesterday were 17.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 14.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 8.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 22.7 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on January 22 in Minnesota have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.30/gallon in 2017, $1.68/gallon in 2016, $1.96/gallon in 2015, $3.19/gallon in 2014 and $3.18/gallon in 2013.
"After several weeks of rising gasoline prices, it appears that perhaps the tide has turned and the bigger increases have started to fade," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.