Doug Barrett | May 18, 2020 AT 8:45 am
The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline rose a nickel over the past three weeks, to $1.97 per gallon.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says that the slight jump comes after prices at the pump crashed for nine weeks straight during the coronavirus pandemic. She says gas prices are likely to continue to rise amid increased demand as widespread stay-at-home orders are eased.
According to the latest Triple-A Fuel Survey the going rate in North Dakota is $1.68 a gallon. That’s $1.09 less than one-year ago. Minnesota’s average is $1.73. The cheapest prices can be found in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.