Gasoline prices fall before the last weekend of summer vacation


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Pump prices fell as the last holiday weekend of the traditional summer season approaches, according to a survey of the state's gas stations.

GasBuddy, a website that tracks fuel prices, the average price of unleaded gasoline in Iowa dropped by three cents last week to reach an average of $ 2.43 a gallon. Prices are on average 13.6 cents lower than a month ago and 29.3 cents lower than the same period last year.

"With Labor Day on the horizon, motorists will be seeing the least expensive end of the summer since 2016, a great start to end the summer driving season, but other good news is that it will be a good start. Are announcing for motorists, "said Patrick DeHaan, head of the Petroleum Analysis division for GasBuddy, said in a statement. "Gasoline prices are likely to drop even more substantially from mid-September, as most of the country begins the transition to cheaper winter gasoline from the 16th. September".

The decline in Iowa slightly exceeds the national average of 2.1 cents last week and the overall average price is below the national average, at $ 2.59 a gallon.

Prices in the Cedar Rapids area range from $ 2.21 to $ 2.41 a gallon, according to GasBuddy reports.

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