Iowa gasoline prices decrease slightly during the past week
Average retail gasoline prices in Iowa have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon the past week, averaging $3.64 per gallon Sept. 8, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,036 gas outlets in Iowa.
Including the change in gas prices in Iowa during the past week, prices Sept. 8 were 16.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 14.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst, said the market is, for the most part, holding steady.
“Gas price limbo has continued for another week, with average prices across the United States virtually the same as they were a month ago,” DeHaan said. “Opening week for football certainly brought more excitement than we’ve seen at the gas pump lately.
“While the situation in Syria bears further monitoring and hurricane season remains on the radar, we’ve still seen prices continue to hold level,” DeHaan continued. “In fact, the cumulative yearly average for a gallon of gas stands at $3.57 per gallon compared to one year ago when it was $3.62 per gallon, so while motorists feel this has been a bad year for gas prices, it hasn’t been as painful as 2012.”
The national average has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59 per gallon. The national average stands 22.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.