Residents of Dell Rapids have been treated to gas prices under $2.00 a gallon just in time for Christmas holiday travel. The price for a gallon of unleaded with ethanol has dipped below $2.00 in the past week. Prices haven’t been under the $2.00 since early December of 2016.
In the Sioux Falls area, gas prices were at a 3-year low of about $1.36 in early 2016. Prices had steadily climbed since that time, and they reached a 3-year high of near $2.85, which happened in early October this year. Prices have been dropping since that high point. Just one month ago, the average in our area was $2.34.
According to GasBuddy.com, the Sioux Falls area is currently lower than the state and national average. The average in the Sioux Falls market as of December 24th is $2.05. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in South Dakota is $2.31. The national average is also at $2.31.