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Weekly South Dakota Gas Price Update

Weekly South Dakota Gas Price Update
South Dakota gas prices see slight increase over past week
News Staff - July 17, 2017

UNDATED - Average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.23/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 gas outlets in South Dakota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.24/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in South Dakota during the past week, prices yesterday were 2.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 10.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 5.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on July 17 in South Dakota have ranged widely over the last five years:
$2.25/g in 2016, $2.67/g in 2015, $3.51/g in 2014, $3.66/g in 2013 and $3.53/g in 2012.

Areas near South Dakota and their current gas price climate:
Sioux Falls- $2.12/g, up 0.5 cents per gallon from last week's $2.11/g.
North Dakota- $2.25/g, up 0.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.24/g.
Nebraska- $2.18/g, up 0.9 cents per gallon from last week's $2.18/g.

"As expected, gasoline prices over the last week were mixed. While the national average edged lower by a couple cents nearing its lowest of the summer, 20 states saw average prices move higher, two states saw prices little changed, while 28 saw average prices decline," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. "Oil prices, after sagging to close the month of June, had started July by surging, only to let up shortly after. Last week, however, the market resumed the rise, posting a 5% weekly gain, so we're likely again to see something of everything: gas prices rising in most areas, falling in a few, and perhaps changing little in a handful of places as well. The bigger issue we're now looking at that could affect gasoline prices are a last minute special meeting OPEC will be holding on July 27. It remains a bit of a mystery what, if anything, they may decide, but all eyes will be focused on any policy changes or production changes."



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