Gas prices jump overnight
The price of gas went up at an average of six cents overnight at gas stations across the Twin Cities, bringing the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular-grade gas to $2.50.
The Star Tribune posted a story on their website today about the overnight jump in gas prices, stating that the price for a gallon of regular-grade gas in the Twin Cities on Tuesday was $2.44. They also reported that, according to Dawn Duffy, a spokeswoman for AAA Minneapolis, the higher prices are the results of increased demand and lower reserves at U.S. refineries.
The Pioneer Press posted a similar, but much smaller story on their website about the increase in gas prices around the Twin Cities. They said that gas prices have jumped 10 cents a gallon since last week, now averaging $2.56 a gallon in the metro. They also reported that the price of gas in the Twin Cities is still lower than the national average of $2.59 a gallon.
Both the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press reported both the highest and lowest prices of gas this morning in the metro area. However, the Star Tribune reported the lowest price at $2.39 and the highest at $2.75, whereas the Pioneer Press reported the lowest at $2.37 and the highest at $2.69. Both articles say that these prices came from www.twincitiesgasprices.com.