How gas prices have changed in Rapid City in the last week

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (STACKER) — Fuel prices continued to rise through Monday. A gallon of regular gasoline hit an average of $3.68, up about 4 cents from a week earlier. Prices are now at their highest point so far this year, according to data from AAA.

Oil prices have been holding steady the past few days, as traders anxiously watched the conflict in the Middle East. After launching a series of attacks on each other, Iran and Israel both appear eager to avoid an all-out war. Iranian officials have downplayed Israel’s latest strike and said they had no plans to retaliate. Further de-escalation would help ease the pressure on fuel prices.

Demand for gasoline could fall in the coming weeks, which would help lower prices. Andrew Gross, a spokesperson for AAA, notes that spring break is ending for most students, and Memorial Day is over a month away. This would help lower prices at the pump—at least for now.

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Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Rapid City, SD metro area using data from AAA. Gas prices are current as of April 22.

Rapid City by the numbers
– Gas current price: $3.51
— South Dakota average: $3.38
– Week change: +$0.08 (+2.2%)
– Year change: -$0.12 (-3.4%)
– Historical expensive gas price: $4.89 (6/30/22)

– Diesel current price: $3.89
– Week change: +$0.01 (+0.2%)
– Year change: -$0.27 (-6.4%)
– Historical expensive diesel price: $5.58 (7/4/22)

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Metros with the most expensive gas
#1. Napa, CA: $5.72
#2. San Francisco, CA: $5.68
#3. Salinas, CA: $5.67

Metros with the least expensive gas
#1. Casper, WY: $2.92
#2. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX: $2.98
#3. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX: $2.99

This story features writing by Wade Zhou and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 371 metros.

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