Gas & Diesel Prices Down In Northwest Iowa

Northwest Iowa — At the beginning of the summer, we were seeing the highest gas prices ever, and people were worrying what the rest of the summer would hold. At this point, it appears that prices are going down, at least a little.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Iowa dropped 12 cents to four dollars, 46 cents. That is down 30 cents a gallon from one month ago. The current Iowa average is 17 cents below the national average. It is still one dollar, 48 cents higher than one year ago. Diesel prices dropped nine cents this week to five dollars, 27 cents. It’s still well above the three dollars, 11 cents a gallon for diesel one year ago.

Locally, a gallon of self-serve unleaded was $4.49 in Sheldon at last report, down 20 cents over the past two weeks.

The most expensive gas we found in our four-county area was in Sanborn, where it’s $4.67. The best price was in Rock Rapids, where it was going for $4.39. It’s a little higher in Sibley and Sioux Center, where that gallon was being sold for $4.49 at last report. A little higher in George, at $4.55, and Orange City and Paullina were tied at $4.59 per gallon, all according to



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