April, 5, 2021 – Minnesota gas prices have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 stations in Minnesota. Gas prices in Minnesota are 2.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.03/g higher than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Minnesota is priced at $2.44/g today while the most expensive is $2.89/g, a difference of 45.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $2.44/g while the highest is $2.89/g, a difference of 45.0 cents per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.86/g today. The national average is up 9.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 95.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Minnesota and the national average going back ten years – For April 5: price (U.S. average):
• 2020: $1.70/g ($1.91/g)
• 2019: $2.63/g ($2.74/g)
• 2018: $2.49/g ($2.66/g)
• 2017: $2.29/g ($2.38/g)
• 2016: $1.89/g ($2.05/g)
• 2015: $2.25/g ($2.39/g)
• 2014: $3.48/g ($3.57/g)
• 2013: $3.58/g ($3.62/g)
• 2012: $3.82/g ($3.94/g)
• 2011: $3.61/g ($3.69/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
• Wisconsin- $2.73/g, up 3.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.69/g.
• Fargo- $2.71/g, unchanged from last week’s $2.71/g.
• Twin Cities- $2.70/g, down 1.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.71/g.
“Last week was a mixed bag for consumers at the pump as gas prices in half of states rose, while the other half saw declines, with March closing like a lamb after starting out like a lion,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Oil prices have shown signs of strength in the last few trading sessions, as OPEC agreed to raise oil production starting in May by a very modest 350,000 barrels per day. Overall, it’s a small increase in output as global demand continues to show strength in light of Covid-related improvements. U.S. gasoline demand rose for the sixth straight week as consumers hit the road for Easter, and with demand growth likely to remain robust, we may see a second attempt at a run at a national average of $3 per gallon in the months ahead. While the last few weeks have seen gas prices hold mostly steady, it’s not likely to last forever, especially as Americans increasingly get outside as warmer temperatures return.”
GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. Unlike AAA’s once daily survey covering credit card transactions at 100,000 stations and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on 7,000 gas stations, GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data is accessible at http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.