AAA South Dakota reports the state’s pump price average is $2.35 per gallon for regular, the same price the blend was one week ago.
“It’s kind of funny,” said Marilyn Buskohl, spokeswoman for AAA South Dakota. “There are a number of factors pushing and pulling gasoline prices right now, but for every one that is putting upward pressure on prices, there’s another that is keeping prices low.”
AAA projects that more than 34 million Americans are planning to take a road trip this Memorial Day weekend– which is 800,000 more drivers than last year. The rise in road travel could pressure pump prices to continue to increase into the summer months, potentially returning to the higher national averages seen in April.
Current Price Averages per Gallon of Regular Gasoline
Sioux Falls – $2.24, down 9 cents from one month ago … up 6 cents from 5/22/16
Rapid City – $2.43, unchanged from one month ago … up 19 cents from 5/22/16
South Dakota – $2.35, down 5 cents from one month ago … up 10 cents from 5/22/16
U.S. – $2.36, down 6 cents from one month ago … up 8 cents from 5/22/16