Gas prices for the Labor Day weekend are lining up to be about a quarter less than last year.
Today, the average price for gasoline in North Dakota is $2.58 per gallon. The average is 21 cents less than Labor Day 2018 ($2.79), but 6 cents higher than Labor Day 2017 ($2.52). The average could fall a little more leading up to the holiday weekend, according to AAA.
Looking beyond Labor Day, prices are poised to continue to move lower due to several factors, including less expensive crude oil prices, the drop-off in gasoline demand after Labor Day and the move to winter-blend gasoline. AAA forecasts the North Dakota statewide average to drop to $2.40 or lower this fall.
For additional information on gas prices, including county and metro averages, visit AAA.com/gas.
Gas Price Survey Methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline.