There’s a bit of a disconnect between national gas prices and what’s going on in the upper Midwest.
AAA’s press release on gas prices today says the national average for gasoline is up 2.6 cents since Friday The price has risen for 27 straight days, to $3.77 a gallon, it says.
Not close to the situation in Minnesota. Late last week, the price jumped 15 cents a gallon — to $3.69, then dropped to $3.59 and over the weekend the price dropped a couple of pennies at some stations.
It’s true, the price is trending higher over the last month, but while the U.S. average has seen a steady increase, the gasoline prices in the metro have jumped, fallen back a bit, then jumped more.
Things could be worse. You could be in Wisconsin (the green line).
Check out this chart from TwinCitiesGasPrices.com (click image for more readable version).