The national average for a gallon of gas has gone up 17 days in a row. But here in the Twin Cities, gas has dropped three cents to an average of $4.17 a gallon.
Most of us don’t have a hard time finding the words to describe our feelings about the record-high gasoline prices facing Minnesota drivers. “Ridiculous” and “crazy” came from some gassing up in Uptown Minneapolis on Wednesday.
Want to hear some good news about gas prices for a change? It looks like gas prices in the Twin Cities have peaked.
Brooke Welch is out on Lake Minnetonka, enjoying a boat ride that’s been months in the making. “It’s been a long winter, really cold so we are happy to be out on the water,” Welch said. Unfortunately for most boaters enjoying the weekend on water, gas prices in Minnesota are third highest in the nation – right behind Alaska and Hawaii.
Minnesota’s No. 1 in the nation, in a category few are rejoicing over. The Twin Cities’ average price for gas is the most expensive in the nation at $4.32 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. Chicago is second ($4.28), Honolulu is third ($4.25) and Santa Barbara is fourth ($4.17).
Drivers, and their wallets, have likely noticed the big 15 percent jump in gas prices this week. Some saw prices as high as $4.29 a gallon.
As gas prices in Minnesota reached record high prices of about $4 per gallon, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called on the Department of Energy to take action. The gas price spike came after the closure of oil refineries in the Midwest for maintenance.
“When did that happen?” is the question most motorists are asking Wednesday, after seeing the latest price for a tank of gas.
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Jordan Goodman from Moneyanswers.com made his monthly visit to the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee.
The first two months of 2013 have not been much fun at the gasoline pump. Prices keep rising, changing all the time.
As of Thursday morning the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gas is $3.82 in the Twin Cities. That’s 60 cents higher than a month ago.
Gas is now selling for about $3.76 a gallon in the Twin Cities, and motorists aren’t the only ones complaining about big jumps in prices. Independent gas stations are also feeling the squeeze.
The average price of gas in the Twin Cities is around $3.45 per gallon, which is nearly 40 cents higher than it was a month ago. So, why did prices jump so high so quickly?