Minnesota gas prices hit record high for second straight day 

Average prices in all 50 states are above $4 per gallon. 

A Speedway in Woodbury displays gas prices of $4.24 per gallon. (Alpha News)

Gas prices in Minnesota have reached record highs for two consecutive days, according to data from AAA.

Average prices reached $4.33 per gallon Wednesday, breaking the previous record of $4.27 set in 2013.

Average prices climbed six cents to $4.39 Thursday, another new record. Prices have jumped by 50 cents over the past month, according to AAA.

Nationally, gas prices are hitting record highs almost every day. The current national average is $4.71 per gallon, an increase of 10 cents from just a few days ago, The Center Square reports.

Average prices in all 50 states are above $4 per gallon.

According to a recent poll, voters in swing districts, including Minnesota’s Second Congressional District, are most concerned about inflation and rising gas prices heading into the midterms. A quarter of swing-district voters believe President Joe Biden is “most” responsible for inflation and another 60% don’t think he is doing enough to increase domestic energy production.

President Biden laid out his plan for tackling rising energy prices in a Tuesday Wall Street Journal op-ed but made no mention of domestic energy production.

“The price at the pump is elevated in large part because Russian oil, gas and refining capacity are off the market,” the president wrote. “We can’t let up on our global effort to punish Mr. Putin for what he’s done, and we must mitigate these effects for American consumers.”

However, gas prices increased by 50% from the first day of Biden’s presidency to the start of the war in Ukraine, according to the Daily Caller.

In Minnesota, Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen has called for suspending the state’s 28.6 cent gas tax and criticized Gov. Tim Walz for his 2019 push to raise the gas tax by 20 cents.

“At a time of severe financial distress for our families, Tim Walz has proposed taking more away from ordinary Minnesotans,” Jensen said. “That’s wrong. If you want less money in your pocket, vote for Tim Walz. If you want more money in your pocket, vote for Scott Jensen. This is one of the biggest contrasts that any voter will see between the two of us.”


Anthony Gockowski

Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and wrote for the Daily Caller.