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Duluth Gas Prices

So what is up with the price of gas in Duluth? ($3.75 this a.m. @ BP and Spur)…yeah, yeah I know we’re a tourist town and Grandma’s Marathon just packed their bags and left but seriously, the national average is $3.53 and Sam’s Club has gas this morning at $3.47 (for those so inclined). Talk about getting hosed.

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  1. I’ve noticed as well. All the while the cost of a barrel of crude has come down a fair amount. I understand that it is not necessarily a direct relationship between the two costs but they certainly do mirror each other to a large degree.

    waferdog | Jun 18, 2012 | New Comment
  2. It happens every year around this time…it’s the switch from “early summer blend” to “mid-summer blend”. Although it is a tad more expensive, it is delicious.

    Terry G. | Jun 18, 2012 | New Comment
  3. 3.54 in St. Cloud this morning compared to 3.75 in Duluth Superior megaplex

    spy1 | Jun 18, 2012 | New Comment
  4. Usually gas in Duluth is 10-20 cents more than in the Cities. This past weekend it was the same in the southern burbs as it was in Duluth and places in between — $3.75.

    rev | Jun 18, 2012 | New Comment
  5. The blend switch is not the cause of this increase. There is no “early summmer” to “mid summer” blend, only a Summer and Winter blend and that has already happened.

    I would say that local gas is in shorter supply due to all the people that just filled up their tanks to leave the city. Lower supply = higher cost.

    Dorkus | Jun 19, 2012 | New Comment
  6. It is important to note that gas prices in the USA are still about half of what the rest of the world pays. I drive a car too… but, c’mon. We might as well have a discussion about McDonalds ice cream cones jumping from 50 cents to 59 cents.

    Codie | Jun 19, 2012 | New Comment
  7. I think people are complaining about the jump in price. It seems hard to believe that the price can move around so much and so fast. I would assume people would complain about McDonalds ice cream cones if the price changed everyday. But if you need gas you are gonna pay for it no matter what.

    nicolai | Jun 19, 2012 | New Comment
  8. Consider the gas market similar to the stock exchange. It has highs and lows and frequent price changes based on demaind/world news/rumors.
    I agree that the US has amazingly cheap gas in comparison to the rest of the word -- we shouldn’t spend a long time complaining about paying another 20 cents to fill your car.

    BadCat! | Jun 19, 2012 | New Comment
  9. Sjixxxy | Jun 19, 2012 | New Comment
  10. Paid $3.77 in Pike Lake before traveling to central Iowa this past weekend. Here in Ames I paid $3.39 on Friday, then $3.37 minus another 10 cents with a coupon from the grocery store on Sunday (E10). $3.27 is the lowest I have paid in a long time.

    madscientist5580 | Jun 25, 2012 | New Comment
  11. I’ve been traveling and have seen gas prices ranging from $4.45 in Oregon to $3.65 in Chicago. Not sure where that sub-$3.50 gas bringing the average down to $3.47 must be.

    consuelo | Jun 26, 2012 | New Comment
  12. I went to Door County this past weekend and most gas stations in WI had gas around $3.49. Didnt matter because I was driving a diesel Jetta. Diesel was actually higher than here in the Twin Ports.

    nicolai | Jun 26, 2012 | New Comment

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