Oil and gas industry watchers said Wednesday prices at the pump have jumped across the Great Lakes region because of the unexpected, partial shutdown of a large Indiana oil refinery, and those increases could continue.
Drivers taking that summer road trip can expect to see even more savings at the pump in the coming weeks.
Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores golf terms, summer gas and the David Letterman show.
Gas prices usually go up in the summer. But AAA said prices could actually drop this year. AAA said as long as there are no unexpected refinery problems or major conflicts in the Middle East, gas prices will go down.
After gas dipped below $2 last month, prices have begun to rise. Statewide Monday morning, Minnesotans are paying $0.17 more than we were one week ago. The average now sits at $2.41 a gallon. A month ago, it was $1.99.
The average retail price of a gallon of gasoline in North Dakota has dropped further below $2, but prices are expected to start going in the opposite direction soon.
Cheap gas prices could put a dent in Gov. Mark Dayton’s forthcoming proposal to tack a new sales tax on fuel purchases.
Sticker shock at the pump continues in the Twin Cities and around the nation. And for motorists filling up, it’s the good kind of shock.
Minnesotans are starting 2015 with the cheapest gas prices we’ve seen in five years. According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas in the Twin Cities is $2.03. That’s 14-cents cheaper than a week ago, and far cheaper than the $3.24 we were paying last January.
The cost to fill up at gas stations keeps going down. In the Twin Cities on Tuesday night, a gallon of regular was just $2.14 on average. But for drivers using diesel it’s considerably more: $3.30 a gallon.
It has been five years since gas prices dipped below $2 per gallon. Now, there’s one gas station in the Twin Cities at that price, and there’re a few more around the state.
Gas prices are finally falling, but those savings might not last long. At least 18 states, including Minnesota, are considering taxing drivers based on distance. Gas prices aren’t the only reason for the idea, since newer cars get better gas mileage.
Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.
It’s going to cost you a lot less to drive over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this Thanksgiving holiday. Global demand for oil is down and supply is up.
Gas prices have dropped nearly 20 cents over the last two weeks, and they could keep dropping. The average price for gas is now $3.05 nationally, according to AAA.
Many families will be traveling this weekend with Education Minnesota Days, or what used to be called MEA weekend. School shuts down in most places on Thursday and Friday this week and a lot of families have planned vacations around it.
Gas prices are in the news again. But this time they’re going down. Gas has dropped below $3 a gallon at several stations across the metro.
Prices at the pump have been dropping lately, something many drivers around the metro have probably noticed.
While millions of us will be hitting the roads this holiday weekend, bear in mind that nearly 400 law enforcement agencies will be stepping up their patrols, looking for drunk drivers. A DWI offense can mean losing your driver’s license for up to a year, thousands of dollars in costs and possible jail time.
If you’re heading out of town for the holiday weekend, now might be a good time to fill up on gas. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Minnesota is $3.33. That’s down from $3.49 one year ago.
Drivers are in for a bit of good news. The average price for a gallon of gas has steadily dropped over the last month. The national average is now $3.52, according to AAA
Buildings were evacuated in south Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon after fire officials detected natural gas following a report of a leak. Workers at a grain elevator at 35th Street and Hiawatha Avenue called 911 to report a strong smell of natural gas at about 4:30 p.m., according to a CenterPoint Energy spokesperson. Minneapolis Fire crews did not detect a leak in the grain elevator, but did find a leak on the street nearby.
Gas prices have been continuing to rise at the pumps, and analysts believe they are only going to go higher. Currently, the national average for a gallon of gas is $3.43. In Minnesota, the average is 3 cents higher at $3.46.
Minnesota’s agriculture commissioner and propane industry officials are encouraging state farmers with a surplus of the fuel to sell it back to suppliers. Commissioner Dave Frederickson says farmers could help minimize the impact of the critical shortage of propane by selling their excess supplies.
At a vacant house in Center City, firefighters hustle about to place mannequins and tiny cameras. What they’re setting up has all the realism of a Hollywood set.