FARGO — North Dakota and Minnesota gas prices have dropped sharply, after sitting at their highest rates since 2014.

The state’s gas prices are now at the lowest they’ve been all year, according to AAA’s daily survey of gas stations.

North Dakota

North Dakota’s average price has dropped sharply this month, to $2.43, the lowest since October 2017. Just last month, customers paid an average of $2.67 a gallon for regular gasoline, the highest price since November 2014, when the average was $3.03.

The counties with the lowest prices as of 4 p.m. Dec. 6 are Cass ($2.27), Richland ($2.30), Ransom ($1.93), Sargent ($2.14), Dickey ($2.21), Stusman ($2.31), Oliver ($2.29) and Bowman ($2.30).


In Minnesota, customers are paying $2.33 a gallon on average, down from $2.67 a month ago. The average price in November 2017 was $2.43.

The counties in western Minnesota with the lowest prices as of 4 p.m. Dec. 6 are Mahnomen ($2.09), Stevens ($2.21), Swift ($2.21), Yellow Medicine ($2.21) and Nobles ($2.21).

The national average of $2.44 is also a low for the year.

The highest price per gallon in both states was in May 2013, when the average price was $4.24 in North Dakota and $4.28 in Minnesota.

According to AAA, gas prices will likely continue to fall, as inventory levels of crude oil and gas increase. The build in oil has resulted in the price for a barrel of benchmark crude falling 30 percent over the past 10 weeks. Without a sharp increase in the price for crude oil, customers could see gas prices drop below $2.30 by the end of the year.

For more information, visit www.gasprices.AAA.com.

AAA-reported gas prices in North Dakota
CityCurrent priceLast year
Devils Lake$2.45$2.54
ND average$2.43$2.52
Grand Forks$2.40$2.51
West Fargo$2.23$2.25

AAA-reported gas prices in Minnesota  
CityCurrent priceLast year
Moorhead$2.27 $2.27
Duluth-Superior$2.41 $2.49
Houston County$2.31 $2.43
Mankato$2.31 $2.28
Minneapolis-St. Paul$2.38 $2.46
Polk County$2.25 $2.40