(FOX 9) - Gas prices in Minnesota are dropping, with some gas stations selling fuel for under $4 a gallon.
The national average on Friday was $4.721 a gallon, which is 10 cents cheaper than a week ago and more than 20 cents cheaper than a month ago, AAA shows. However, it's still more than $1 more than the average gas price a year ago, when the national average for a gallon of regular fuel was $3.14.
And this week, more than 15 states had at least one station selling gas for $3.99 a gallon or less, including Minnesota.
Cheapest gas in Minnesota
According to Gas Buddy, three gas stations in Minnesota were selling a gallon of regular unleaded fuel for under $4 on Friday. The gas stations selling the cheapest gas in Minnesota on Friday, according to Gas Buddy, are:
- Kwik Trip on Vermilion Street in Hastings: $3.91 for a gallon of regular — the cheapest in the state
- Dakota Station on Sturgeon Lake Road in Welch: $3.93 a gallon
- East Side Express in East Grand Forks: $3.99 a gallon
- Vermillion Pump and Market in Vermillion: $4.13 a gallon
- Coborn's Express in Buffalo: $4.15 a gallon
- Kwik Trip in Buffalo: $4.15 a gallon
- Holiday in Buffalo: $4.15
- BP in Buffalo: $4.17
- Speedway in Rockford: $4.21
- Kwik Trip in Rockford: $4.21
In Minneapolis, the cheapest gallon of gas was at Costco at $4.39 a gallon and Crosstown Gas & Convenience at $4.39 a gallon. In St. Paul, ARCO and Kitty's Corner are the cheapest, both selling a gallon for $4.49, Gas Buddy's website shows.
Minnesota's average price for a gallon of regular fuel on Friday was $4.637, which is about 9 cents cheaper than the national average, AAA says. The average price of $4.637 a gallon is about 5 cents cheaper than last week and is about 7 cents cheaper than a month ago, when the state average was $4.709.
A year ago, the average price for a gallon of gas was $2.991 in Minnesota.
Why are gas prices falling?
The cost of oil has been falling, which has contributed to lower prices at the pump nationwide, AAA said in a news release on Thursday.
Patrick De Haan provided some more insight on Twitter: