Iowa Gas Prices Trending Lower
This is good news if you fill up in Iowa.
Iowa gas prices have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.33/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,036 stations.
The Quad Cities- $2.46/g, down 0.5 cents per gallon from last week's $2.46/g.
Gas prices in Iowa are 2.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 23.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Iowa is priced at $2.09/g today while the most expensive is $2.77/g, a difference of 68.0 cents per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.50/g today.
Historical gasoline prices in Iowa and the national average going back ten years:
January 27, 2019: $2.10/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g)
January 27, 2018: $2.58/g (U.S. Average: $2.58/g)
January 27, 2017: $2.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.27/g)
January 27, 2016: $1.87/g (U.S. Average: $1.83/g)
January 27, 2015: $1.93/g (U.S. Average: $2.03/g)
January 27, 2014: $3.22/g (U.S. Average: $3.27/g)
January 27, 2013: $3.28/g (U.S. Average: $3.35/g)
January 27, 2012: $3.20/g (U.S. Average: $3.39/g)
January 27, 2011: $3.09/g (U.S. Average: $3.08/g)
January 27, 2010: $2.59/g (U.S. Average: $2.67/g)
While the national average could fall into the $2.30's before all is said and done, the downward move likely won't last much more than a few more weeks according to a KWWL.com article.
For now, it might be best not to rush to fill- nearly every station nationwide will be cutting their prices in the days ahead- but shop around if you do need to fill up and patronize the stations with the lowest prices if you can.