Duluth gas prices nearly 70 cents above national averageGas prices in Duluth were close to 70 cents above the national average on Sunday.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Gas prices in Duluth were close to 70 cents above the national average on Sunday.
The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday said the national average price of a gallon of regular was $3.66. Midgrade cost an average of $3.84 a gallon, premium $3.98 and diesel $3.93 a gallon.
Meanwhile, most stations in Duluth were charging $4.34 a gallon for regular on Sunday. Diesel was running about $3.99.
The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 11 cents over the past two weeks, according to the survey. But in Duluth, the price has jumped more than 60 cents over a similar time frame.
Of the cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, Tucson, Ariz., has the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.18. Minneapolis has the highest at $4.27.
The average price of a gallon of regular gas in Minnesota on Sunday was about $4.28, according to the website gasbuddy.com. That's second-highest in the country, behind only Hawaii at $4.34. The average price in Wisconsin was about $3.93.
Industry analysts say the closure of two Chicago-area refineries for repairs is driving gas prices toward record levels across the Upper Midwest.