13 May 2019

Burnsville, MN (May 14, 2019) Gas prices are declining slowly but steadily across the country, pushing the national average down three cents on the week to $2.86. Today’s national average is four cents cheaper than last month and one cent lower than one year ago. In fact, 25 states have gas price averages that are just a nickel or less expensive than this time last year.

Minnesota’s statewide fuel price average of $2.72 a gallon is 14 cents less than the national average.  Compared to a year ago, pump prices across Minnesota are down two cents per gallon.    

“This is the first time in three months gas prices have shown consistent signs of declining,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “However, there are many factors that could quickly push up prices in the coming weeks, including the impact of Chinese tariffs, weather, a major draw in gasoline stock levels, a spike in demand or the volume of Memorial Day weekend travel.  Pump price movements this week will indicate if motorists will continue to see cheaper gas prices or if this was just a one-week fad.”

For the latest information in fuel prices, visit www.gasprices.AAA.com.  Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.