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

Gas Prices On The Rise



Bookmark and Share

In some areas across the Midwest gas prices have reached an all-time high.

In fact, the Twin Cities average price for gas is the most expensive in the nation at $4.32 per gallon, according to www.gasbuddy.com

In Sioux Falls, motorists are starting to see a similar situation.

Madison resident, Ron McKinstry, may not have to pay for the gas he puts in his company van, but the price on the pump still shocks him.

“I looked at the pump and said ‘Holy Cow! 30 cents in one day?’ (It) went from $3.79 to $4.09!" said McKinstry.

It's such a big increase, McKinstry said he may have to fill up a little bit less when he can.

“(I will) in my personal vehicle, yes. This one here I have no choice. I have to go where I have to go to service my customer," McKinstry.

And McKinstry isn't the only one thinking of cutting back.

“We haven't yet, but we may start thinking about it," said Sioux Falls resident, Ernesto Alfaro.

Alfaro is feeling the pain at the pump too. He has to gas up his van once an week and get a little extra for his lawn mower.

“It’s kind of hard now you know? But we get so used to the low prices and now it's getting higher. It's going to hurt a little bit," said Alfaro.
 
According to a AAA survey, the average price of regular gasoline in Sioux Falls was $3.91 on Thursday.
On Friday they reported the average price rose to $4.04.

A 13 cent increase in just one day.

“I'm always a little bit late. When I get to the pump, it's gone up!” said Sioux Falls resident, Nyla Reker.

Like Reker, many are wary the price of gas is only going to go up, especially as Memorial Day approaches and many take to the road.

"I've learned to just go along with the flow. That's just the way it is. Sometimes they're higher. Sometimes they're lower. Sometimes you can go pretty far on not so much!” said Reker.

While gas prices across the country are high, they aren't a record for this time of year.

AAA reports the national average price of regular gas last year at this time was $3.72. The current average price of regular gasoline nationwide is estimated at $3.61

The gas price spike came after the closure of oil refineries in the Midwest, for maintenance, including two large refineries in the Chicago area.



< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Supreme Court: DNA Evidence Lacks For New Trial

The South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed a judge's decision ...

Thanksgiving Dinner: Eating Safely  story with video

The journey from the frozen foods section to the table fraught with food poisoning ...

Hospital, SD Settle Over Improper Medicaid Claims

A South Dakota hospital and the state's attorney general have reached a ...

Man Found Sleeping In SF School Classroom  Nov. 26

Police: 16 Guns Stolen From Sioux Falls Home  Nov. 26

US Agency Threatens To Act Against Air Bag Maker  Nov. 26

Man Wielding Knife Robs Sioux Falls Store  Nov. 26

State Supreme Court Rejects Taliaferro Appeal  Nov. 26

Bold Shoplifters Hit Best Buy Store In Rapid City  Nov. 26

Minnesota Tops Turkey Production In US  Nov. 26

8 People Indicted In Sioux City Officer Shooting  Nov. 26

Pierre Chooses Aerodynamics Inc. For Air Service  Nov. 26

4 SD Communities To See Municipal Tax Changes  Nov. 26

Nearly 2 Dozen Alco Stores Closing In The Dakotas  Nov. 26

Deadwood October Gambling Revenue Up Over 2013  Nov. 26

Top 5 Winter Getaways  story with video  Nov. 26

The Daily Scoop: 11-26-2014  story with video  Nov. 26

SD Man Gets 30 Years In Daughter's Death  Nov. 25

SD Cheerleaders In NYC Thanksgiving Parade  story with video  Nov. 25

Major Infrastructure Improvements In 2015  story with video  Nov. 25

KDLT News Archive
     

SD Cheerleaders In NYC Thanksgiving Parade  story with video

Two small town South Dakota girls are taking a ...

SD Man Gets 30 Years In Daughter's Death

A South Dakota man convicted of killing his 2-year-old ...

No Injuries In Early Morning House Fire In SF

No one was injured after a fire broke out in a Sioux ...

Man Found Sleeping In SF School Classroom  Nov. 26

Both Sides Want Judge To Rule On Gay Marriage  Nov. 25

Ferguson: Daylight Reveals Damage  story with video  Nov. 25

2 Men Charged With Trying To Support Islamic State  Nov. 25

Major Infrastructure Improvements In 2015  story with video  Nov. 25

KDLT News Archive
     

Fuquan likes playing on young Skyforce  story with video

The Skyforce have a very young and talented team led by top draft pick Fuquan ...

Tigers ice cold in loss to Briar Cliff  story with video

MITCHELL, S. D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team ...

Voss, Tigers stay unbeaten with rally against Briar Cliff  story with video

Jalen Voss poured in 20 points as all 5 Tiger starters were in ...

Jacks glad to have Sumner back  story with video  Nov. 25

SMSU glad to make first Elite 8  story with video  Nov. 25

Balanced attack leads SDSU past Sam Houston  story with video  Nov. 24

Allen leads Dakota State over Cougars at USF  story with video  Nov. 24

Chadron State men no match for Jacks at Frost  story with video  Nov. 24

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top