Despite drop, state gasoline prices still 41 cents per gallon higher than in 2012
Although average retail gasoline prices in Iowa have fallen 12.6 cents per gallon in the last week, they are still 41.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and 34 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,036 gas outlets in Iowa.
Average retail gasoline price in Iowa June 2 was $3.79 per gallon.
The national average has fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64 per gallon. Overall, the national average has increased 13.1 cents per gallon during the last month and is 3.1 cents per gallon higher than one year ago.
“While the national average has given up some ground to start the driving season, motorists have certainly seen a lot of ups and downs in different areas of the country,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst.