Gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.41/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 stations in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 7.8 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.53/gallon, according to GasBuddy.
Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 3.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago and are 33.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 29.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
"The $1.99 club has seen its membership swell in the last week with the number of states with stations priced at that level or lower spiking to 18...and the good news is it won't end there," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "In the week ahead, motorists in most states will likely see further drops, saving the country $125 million a day versus prices in early October."