KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Gas Prices Up Nearly 20 Cents In A Week



Bookmark and Share

It's no secret that gas prices fluctuate. In September, the average price for a gallon of regular was nearly $3.90. Around New Year's Day, prices dropped to nearly $3.00, meaning filling up could be as much as $20 cheaper.
 
It's a story we've seen before: gas prices on the rise. But, in South Dakota, the most recent rise was a little shocking.  

On Monday last week, the average cost of a gallon of regular gas was $3.17. This week, prices are pushing $3.35, according AAA.

While that's a far cry from the $4.09 drivers were paying in the summer of 2008, the quick increase has some drivers upset.

“You think it's going to come down and it jump's up five cents or ten cents. And you kind of sit there, wondering when are gas prices going to go down. And it never does. It hardly ever does,” said Niko Wright.
     
Niko Wright has his stuff packed up and is leaving Sioux Falls for Texas.

“It does get pretty expensive driving as far as I'm driving,” said Wright

And while prices are up in South Dakota; prices in Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota are all higher.

The very reason Dave Rollag fills his jeep up in Sioux Falls.

“Well, I come to Sioux Falls because the prices are cheaper here,” said Rollag.

And when putting 25 gallons of gasoline into a car.. 20 cents more a gallon can add up.

With gas prices back on the rise, drivers in the Upper Midwest take notice. Hoping prices don't continue to rise 20 cents every week.   

South Dakota is still well below the national average of $3.52 a gallon.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

A Mother's Fight For Justice   story with video

The mother of a Sioux Falls woman who was hit and killed while riding her ...

SD Adopts New Physical Education Standards  story with video

Physical education has long been part of the K-12 curriculum in the U. S ...

SF Sports Store Not Affected By Peterson Case  story with video

In response to the Adrian Peterson case, Nike has pulled all ...

Construction Begins On Indoor Tennis Complex   story with video  Sep. 16

DOT: Election Signs Are Banned From Right Of Way  Sep. 16

Biotech Summit Returns To Sioux Falls  Sep. 16

Hurricane Leaves Pierre Mayor Stuck In Mexico  Sep. 16

Criticism Mounting For Vikings, Adrian Peterson  Sep. 16

Committee Gives Final OK To Rest Stop Rule Changes  Sep. 16

Lakota Man Wants Name Of Harney Peak Changed  Sep. 16

Teen Injured In SF Car Vs. Moped Accident  Sep. 16

$2.5M Donation To Fund Northern State Theater  Sep. 16

McCrory Gardens Hosts Vegetable Harvesting Program  Sep. 16

Workshop To Focus On Mountain Pine Beetle Handling  Sep. 16

South Dakota High School Students Earn Dual Credit  Sep. 16

The Daily Scoop: 9-16-2014  story with video  Sep. 16

Over 50 Homes Featured In 'Parade Of Homes'  story with video  Sep. 16

Clerical Error Delays 4th Tea Bond Vote   story with video  Sep. 15

Radisson Suspends Vikings Sponsorship  Sep. 15

SD Gets $1.2M For Unemployment Insurance Programs  Sep. 15

KDLT News Archive
     

Teen Injured In SF Car Vs. Moped Accident

A 15-year-old girl was sent to the hospital Tuesday ...

SF Sports Store Not Affected By Peterson Case  story with video

In response to the Adrian Peterson case, Nike has ...

Hurricane Leaves Pierre Mayor Stuck In Mexico

The mayor of Pierre is one of the thousands of ...

Criticism Mounting For Vikings, Adrian Peterson  Sep. 16

Lakota Man Wants Name Of Harney Peak Changed  Sep. 16

Construction Begins On Indoor Tennis Complex   story with video  Sep. 16

A Mother's Fight For Justice   story with video  Sep. 16

SD Adopts New Physical Education Standards  story with video  Sep. 16

KDLT News Archive
     

Chargers remain undefeated behind Lee Wynia  story with video

The SF Christian boys stayed undefeated Tuesday night with an impressive ...

Big night for OG's Kloth, WHS wins at Lincoln  story with video

O'Gorman's Taryn Kloth dominated Roosevelt in a sweep by the top-ranked Knights as she ...

Wayne State rallies past #22 Augie in NSIC opener  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – No. 19 Wayne State erased a 2-1 ...

Northern rolls past Moorhead behind Chambers  Sep. 16

Riders turn to Thune to replace star QB  story with video  Sep. 16

Grand Jury To Weigh Case Of NASCAR's Tony Stewart  Sep. 16

Roosevelt bats sweep Mitchell   story with video  Sep. 15

Vining, Lincoln lead Boys City Golf after 36  story with video  Sep. 15

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top