Rapid City gas prices continue to climb
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - The website Stacker is keeping an eye on our gas prices. And to no one’s surprise, they are going up.
How gas prices have changed in Rapid City in the last week
The price of regular gasoline reached a record high on Thursday, June 2, hitting $4.71 per gallon. All 50 states now have average regular gas prices above $4.00 per gallon, according to AAA.
As prices continue to climb, President Biden acknowledged this week that there is little he can do to immediately alleviate this financial burden on Americans. However, there have been reports this week that the White House is considering a diplomatic visit to Saudi Arabia where Biden would meet with Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, making it likely that oil exports and ways to bring down gas prices in the U.S. would be a topic of discussion among the two leaders.
Tensions with Saudi Arabia, and Prince Mohammed specifically, have been high since the murder of U.S. journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. U.S. intelligence later revealved the Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi’s murder.
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Rapid City by the numbers
- Gas current price: $4.39
--- South Dakota average: $4.37
--- South Dakota gas tax: $0.30 per gallon (#22 highest among all states)
- Week change: +$0.07 (+1.6%)
- Year change: +$1.45 (+49.1%)
- Historical expensive gas price: $4.39 (6/2/22)
- Diesel current price: $5.35
- Week change: -$0.07 (-1.2%)
- Year change: +$2.11 (+65.3%)
- Historical expensive diesel price: $5.46 (5/7/22)
Metros with the most expensive gas
#1. Napa, CA: $6.50
#2. San Francisco, CA: $6.49
#3. San Rafael, CA: $6.49
Metros with the least expensive gas
#1. Lawton, OK: $4.07
#2. Albany, GA: $4.10
#3. Warner Robins, GA: $4.11
States with the highest gas tax per gallon
#1. Pennsylvania: $0.59
#2. California: $0.53
#3. Washington: $0.52
States with the lowest gas tax per gallon
#1. Alaska: $0.0895
#2. Hawaii: $0.16
#3. Virginia: $0.162
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