State gas prices continue to rise

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Alabama gas prices have risen 8.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.72/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,348 stations. Gas prices in Alabama are 19.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 63.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Alabama is priced at $1.49/g today while the most expensive is $2.29/g, a difference of 80.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $1.49/g while the highest is $2.29/g, a difference of 80.0 cents per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.02/g today. The national average is up 19.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 72.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Alabama and the national average going back ten years:
June 8, 2019: $2.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.75/g)
June 8, 2018: $2.62/g (U.S. Average: $2.93/g)
June 8, 2017: $2.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.35/g)
June 8, 2016: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g)
June 8, 2015: $2.53/g (U.S. Average: $2.75/g)
June 8, 2014: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $3.66/g)
June 8, 2013: $3.25/g (U.S. Average: $3.64/g)
June 8, 2012: $3.22/g (U.S. Average: $3.55/g)
June 8, 2011: $3.52/g (U.S. Average: $3.74/g)
June 8, 2010: $2.55/g (U.S. Average: $2.69/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Birmingham- $1.69/g, up 6.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.62/g.
Montgomery- $1.71/g, up 7.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.64/g.
Huntsville- $1.71/g, up 6.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.65/g.
“It’s no surprise that gasoline prices have increased for the sixth straight week as gasoline demand has hit its highest level since early March as Americans are returning to the roads,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “With OPEC extending its large oil production cuts until at least July, oil prices continue to rally. In Sunday evening trade, a barrel of WTI crude oil briefly touched $40 per barrel, the highest level in months thanks to rebounding demand for oil and gasoline as well as the previous production cuts. While I don’t see oil’s strength holding too long given that oil demand remains 20-25% below a year ago, I believe the anxiety pushing oil prices up is coming from the fact that the economy may be recovering quicker than most anticipated. For now, motorists will likely continue to see gas prices rising for the weeks ahead.”
GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. Unlike AAA’s once daily survey covering credit card transactions at 100,000 stations and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on 7,000 gas stations, GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country.