Gas Prices Drop Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lower gas prices will be a pleasant surprise to the millions of Americans hitting the road Wednesday to reach their Thanksgiving destination.

Some stations in Minnesota are selling gas for less than $3 a gallon.

According to, First Fuel in St. Cloud is at $2.99 a gallon and so is Bill’s Superette in Onamia, Minn.

Overnight the lowest prices in the Metro are hovering around $3 a gallon.

The Hi-Hi in Lakeville climbed up to $3.07 just a few hours after being listed at $2.99 a gallon.

The average in Minnesota is around $3.12 a gallon.

The lower prices at the pump are good news for the more than 38 million people who will be driving 50 or more miles this year for Thanksgiving weekend.

“I’m happy to see them down closer to $3,” said Dixie Kress, who was Heading to Lanesboro. “It will make a difference, the further you have to go, the bigger difference. I would have gone anyway, but it’s nice.”

Another good tip: before heading out, it’s a good idea to check your tire pressure. Make sure it’s between 30 and 35 PSA. This will give you better gas mileage, and help you avoid flat tires and even some accidents.

  • mike

    Thanks for posting this, now they are for sure to go up. They always do after the press brings up lower gas prices

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  • Bubba

    They never mention that diesel has gone UP to almost $4.50 a gallon! That’s hard when you are a self employed trucker!

  • M

    Make sure it’s between 30 and 35 PSA. NICE. Just NICE.

  • mike

    SA in Burnsville just jacked it to 3.25 this am on Ct. 42 —Happy Thanksgiving to them also !!!

    • M

      SA dominates the market. Everyone else just follows what they do. Cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen SA either go up or down in price and a day or two later everyone else is right to where ever they set price.

  • all republicans are stupid

    oh yippeeeeeee!!!!!!!

  • It figures

    So much for “cheaper” gas…..last night it was $3.05 at SA, today it’s $3.25. Really?! You canNOT convince me that the price is related to ANYTHING but greed – has nothing to do with “supply” or “demand”, etc. Just the ability to get MORE out of the already cash-strapped public.

  • MJ

    How ironic, hours after they post the story my local station and others went from $3.05 to $3.25, what a joke.

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