Gas Prices in the Twin Cities

filling station and garage
Filling station and garage at Pie Town, New Mexico (Library of Congress)

You probably didn’t need to be told, but gas prices are lowering throughout the country:

The average U.S. retail price for gasoline is closing in on $2 a gallon after falling another 15 cents over the last week to the lowest level since March 2005, the U.S. Energy Department said on Monday.

The national price for regular unleaded gasoline fell for the ninth week in a row, sinking to $2.07 a gallon, down $1.03 from a year ago, the department’s Energy Information Administration said in its weekly survey of service stations.

Minnesota happens to be one of seventeen states whose gas prices average under $2/gallon. The Midwest also had the lowest regional price at $1.94/gallon, and much of the Twin Cities seems to have gas going for less.

What are the cheapest prices you’ve seen lately? I’ve spotted $1.79/gallon a few blocks away at Jim’s Chicago Service on 54th & Chicago Ave S.

6 Comments so far

  1. moe (emoeby) on November 18th, 2008 @ 9:48 pm

    I was just down in Kansas City and paid $1.49 at a BP. Amazing.

  2. doniree on November 18th, 2008 @ 10:07 pm

    Wow, $1.49??? Crazy. I saw $1.79 in St. Louis Park today.

  3. greg on November 18th, 2008 @ 10:21 pm

    Just think how low it would be if we hadn’t just raised our gas tax by 5.5 cents a gallon in October!?! Ugh.

  4. Julie (julie) on November 18th, 2008 @ 10:37 pm

    It would be just be 5.5 cents less. :p I think for most people, if they can afford the to have a car in the first place, who cares about 5.5 cents? I wish the bus fare increase had only been 5.5 cents!

  5. Robert Moffitt (justpbob) on November 19th, 2008 @ 8:15 am

    It’s $1.75 a gallon in the Coon Rapids & Spring Lake Park area.

    BTW: That 5.5 cents helped to rebuild the 35W bridge faster, and is fixing our crumbling roads. Money well invested, IMHO.

  6. Erica M (ericam) on November 19th, 2008 @ 9:35 am

    I keep seeing $1.79 along 494 in Bloomington. I filled up at my nearby BP at $1.89 the other day.

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