IOWA RETAIL GASOLINE, MID-GRADE BLEND UP TEN CENTS; NATURAL GAS CONTINUES TO RISE
DES MOINES – The price of Iowa Unleaded Retail Gasoline rose ten cents from last week’s report, closing at $3.19. Average Mid-Grade Blend in Iowa also rose ten cents, closing at $3.10. Natural gas prices were up $.18, ending the week at $3.58.
Crude Oil Summary
The price of global crude oil rose this week on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) by $2.96 per barrel over last week, closing at $96.24.
Brent crude oil rose in price this week, currently at $112.61 per barrel, up $2.17 from the previous week.
One year ago WTI crude sold for $98.70 and Brent crude was at $109.46.
As of Tuesday, January 22nd, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $3.19 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.10 from last week and the same price as one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $3.32, up $.03 from last week’s price.
Retail diesel fuel prices in Iowa were up a penny on the Tuesday report with a statewide average of $3.79. One year ago diesel prices averaged $3.75 in Iowa. The current Iowa diesel average is $.11 per gallon lower than the national average of $3.90.
Wholesale ethanol prices rose $.05 this week, closing at $2.39. The price of Mid-Grade Blend in Iowa (10% ethanol) closed at $3.10 per gallon, up $.10 from last week’s price and down a penny from one year ago.
Propane prices were steady at last week’s figures with a statewide average of $1.39 per gallon. Home heating oil rose a penny from last week’s figures, ending with a statewide average of $3.45 per gallon. Natural Gas prices in Iowa were up $.18 from last week’s report, ending the week at $3.58 / MMbtu.
Tips for saving energy on the road or at home are available at www.energysavers.gov and at www.fueleconomy.gov. Weekly and monthly fuel reports will soon be available on the Departments website at www.iowaagriculture.gov.