01 June 2020

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in North Dakota increased 19 cents during the month of May but remains at a level last seen 17 years ago.

North Dakota motorists paid an average of $1.72 a gallon during May, the lowest average for the month since 2003. That year motorists filled up for an average of $1.54, according to AAA. Today’s statewide average of $1.83 is also the lowest for the first day of June since 2003, when it was $1.55.

Travel and fuel demand has slowly started to increase as pandemic lockdowns are lifted. Last week saw a 7-percent week-over-week increase in demand; however, demand is still down nearly 25 percent compared to last year, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest reports.

For additional information on fuel prices, visit www.AAA.com/Gas.

May Gas Price Average

Year

Avg. Price

2000

$1.50

2001

$1.84

2002

$1.46

2003

$1.54

2004

$1.98

2005

$2.15

2006

$2.84

2007

$3.19

2008

$3.74

2009

$2.28

2010

$2.94

2011

$3.92

2012

$3.71

2013

$3.92

2014

$3.57

2015

$2.53

2016

$2.17

2017

$2.34

2018

$2.81

2019

$2.78

2020

$1.72

 

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.

About AAA - The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, banking, financial services, and travel offerings to over 13.5 million members across 13 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.