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Fuel fluctuations: Average price in North Dakota up 2.5 cents from December

After reaching $2.99 in mid-December, gas prices are climbing back up to a familiar place in Grand Forks. The city's gas prices are currently hovering around $3.09 to $3.19 for regular gasoline according to NorthDakotaGasPrices.com, a website whe...

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Darin Gilbertson keeps bundled as he fills a customer's pickup with gas at Torreson Oil Co. on Gateway Drive in Grand Forks. (Herald photo by Jackie Lorentz)
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After reaching $2.99 in mid-December, gas prices are climbing back up to a familiar place in Grand Forks.

The city's gas prices are currently hovering around $3.09 to $3.19 for regular gasoline according to NorthDakotaGasPrices.com, a website where members post local prices.

The area average--including gas prices in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks--was $3.14 this week, up from $3.05 last week according to the AAA online fuel price finder.

To the south, some gas stations are still charging $2.99 per gallon in Fargo. The AAA area average there was $3.12 for the week, increasing from $3.05 last week.

North Dakota's average gas prices have increased alongside Grand Forks. The average price for a gallon of gas has increased 2.5 cents this past week to $3.19 per gallon on Sunday according NorthDakotaGasPrices.com.

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The average for New Year's Day was 13.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day last year, but 7.5 cents per gallon lower than one month ago.

The national average has risen in a similar fashion, with an increase of 2.4 cents per gallon to $3.25 this past week.

Overall, the national average has decreased 4.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands at 20.9 cents per gallon higher than New Year's Day one year ago.

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