Iowa (KWWL) -- Although gas prices in the Hawkeye State haven't changed in the past week, according to GasBuddy, they are 12.3 cents higher than a month ago and 99.9 cents higher than a year ago.
On Monday, the cheapest station in Iowa was priced at $2.61 per gallon, while the most expensive was priced at $3.39 per gallon.
The national average price of gas has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.02 per gallon. The national average is up 14 cents per gallon compared to a month ago and $1.07 higher than a year ago.
"In the lead up to Memorial Day, we haven't seen gas prices come down much, though with oil's recent move lower, we should start to see more drops at the pump materialize in the days ahead," Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy said. "With the Colonial Pipeline situation continuing to improve in Southeastern states, fueling up for the holiday weekend shouldn't be too challenging, save for a few pockets in GA, NC and SC, where outages remain a bit higher than neighboring states. For those hitting the road, we should see prices inch lower in the coming week through at least Memorial Day, so motorists need not rush to fill their tanks as the drop in oil prices should manifest into lower gas prices as we begin the summer driving season."
Historical gasoline prices in Iowa and the national average going back ten years:
May 24, 2020: $1.88/g (U.S. Average: $1.95/g)
May 24, 2019: $2.68/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
May 24, 2018: $2.85/g (U.S. Average: $2.97/g)
May 24, 2017: $2.31/g (U.S. Average: $2.37/g)
May 24, 2016: $2.26/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
May 24, 2015: $2.66/g (U.S. Average: $2.75/g)
May 24, 2014: $3.50/g (U.S. Average: $3.66/g)
May 24, 2013: $3.98/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g)
May 24, 2012: $3.46/g (U.S. Average: $3.68/g)
May 24, 2011: $3.83/g (U.S. Average: $3.82/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Quad Cities- $2.94/g, down 3.5 cents per gallon from last week's $2.97/g.
Des Moines- $2.89/g, down 0.9 cents per gallon from last week's $2.90/g.
Omaha- $2.94/g, up 0.7 cents per gallon from last week's $2.94/g.