Minnesota gas prices jump 34 cents in a week 

Prices have reached record highs for six consecutive days.

Winner Gas in Minneapolis displays prices of $4.69 June 6. (Alpha News)

Gas prices in Minnesota have increased by 34 cents in a week, the ninth-largest increase in the nation, according to AAA.

One week ago, Minnesotans were paying an average of $4.24 per gallon. Today’s average is $4.58.

Minnesota broke its record for highest price ever recorded on June 1 and has done so every day since then.

Here’s how prices have trended:

June 1: $4.33

June 2: $4.39

June 3: $4.50

June 4: $4.56

June 5: $4.58

June 6: $4.58

Prices jumped by a little more than half a cent between Sunday and Monday, a marginal increase but enough to set a new state record for a sixth straight day.

Nationally, the average price now sits at $4.86 per gallon, an increase of 25 cents from a week ago, according to AAA. This is up 59 cents from a month ago and $1.81 from a year ago.

Ten states have average prices above $5 per gallon, and one state, California, has average prices above $6 per gallon. All 50 states have averages above $4 per gallon.

According to the Gas Misery Index, the average Minnesotan is spending $1,157 more on gasoline this year compared to last year.


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.