New Years Travelers Will Have Lower Fuel Prices This Year Than Last Year

Northwest Iowa — New Years travelers will have lower gas prices for the transition from 2023 to 2024 than they did for the transition from 2022 to 2023 last year.

As of Friday, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.83 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices fell two cents from last week’s price and are down 18 cents from a year ago. The national average on Wednesday was $3.12, up 2 cents from last week’s price. Friday’s national average was also $3.12.

Retail diesel prices in Iowa are the same as last week with a statewide average of $3.71. One year ago, diesel prices averaged $4.25 in Iowa. The Iowa diesel price this past week was 33 cents lower than the national average of $4.02. Wholesale ethanol held steady and was at $2.16 this past week.

A quick check of prices on, shows that on Friday, a gallon of unleaded was going for $2.65 in Sioux Center, $2.72 in Sibley and Ocheydan, $2.75 in Hawarden, $2.76 in Rock Rapids, Paullina, Alton, and Orange City, $2.79 in George and Primghar, $2.84 in Sanborn, and $2.89 in Sheldon.