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South Dakota gas prices open December down a nickel

UNDATED – Average gasoline prices in South Dakota have fallen 5.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.05/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Prices in South Dakota are 25.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 15.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 4.7 cents in the last week and stands at $4.18 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in South Dakota was priced at $2.61/g yesterday while the most expensive was $3.69/g, a difference of $1.08/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $2.61/g while the highest was $3.69/g, a difference of $1.08/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.21/g today. The national average is down 18.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 14.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

Historical gasoline prices in South Dakota and the national average going back ten years:
December 4, 2022: $3.20/g (U.S. Average: $3.36/g)
December 4, 2021: $3.21/g (U.S. Average: $3.36/g)
December 4, 2020: $2.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.16/g)
December 4, 2019: $2.47/g (U.S. Average: $2.61/g)
December 4, 2018: $2.48/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)
December 4, 2017: $2.47/g (U.S. Average: $2.47/g)
December 4, 2016: $2.11/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
December 4, 2015: $2.02/g (U.S. Average: $2.04/g)
December 4, 2014: $2.63/g (U.S. Average: $2.72/g)
December 4, 2013: $3.09/g (U.S. Average: $3.24/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Sioux Falls- $2.95/g, down 5.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.00/g.
North Dakota- $3.01/g, down 5.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.06/g.
Nebraska- $2.96/g, down 10.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.06/g.

“We’ve barely eked out a drop in the national average over the last week, extending the streak to 11 straight weeks of decline, even as some states have seen prices jump, while others have seen prices continue to inch lower. Motorists can blame the OPEC+ meeting for causing oil to jump early last week and then plummet late last week for the volatility in gas prices,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “The good news is that as the dust settled, OPEC+ agreed to barely move the needle, deepening their production cuts by an additional 900,000 barrels per day in 2024, with Saudi Arabia extending their own million barrel per day cut through March. However, that wasn’t enough to offset concerns of falling global demand, which pushed oil back down to below $73 in Sunday night trading, giving hope that the national average still could fall to $2.99/gal by the end of the year.”

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