BIZ blog: Good news, bad news about gas pricesGasoline prices are down, but up 21 cents per gallon from a year ago.
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Good news, bad news about gas prices
The good news is that retail gasoline prices have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon over the past week.
In Duluth, you can find unleaded gas going for $2.70 per gallon today at the Armor station on Grand Avenue and 75th Avenue West and the Holiday and Spur stations on 27th Avenue West near Interstate 35. They're giving no advantage to the M&H station at 1230 W. Michigan St., which usually has the lowest prices in town. M&H also was selling unleaded for $2.70 per gallon today.
Around Duluth, $2.75 per gallon is the more common price to be found. That's nothing to brag about. It matches the national average of $2.75 per gallon.
Among the highest gas prices in the state can be found in International Falls where gas is going for $2.83 to $2.88 per gallon.
The bad news for Duluth is we're lagging behind the state's average price of $2.68 per gallon. And a year ago, we were sitting much better with gas prices nearly 21 cents per gallon less than today.
By the way, if you're driving through Twin Cities suburbs, you should fill up. Gas prices as low as $2.57and $2.59 per gallon can be found there.