Area gas prices holding steady |

Area gas prices holding steady

Daily Staff Report

EAGLE COUNTY ” Vail still tops the state in gas prices as the cost of a gallon held steady this week across the area.

Motorists filling up in Vail will pay an average of $2.57 a gallon, slightly more than Glenwood Springs at $2.55, accoording to a Vail Daily survey of local stations. The most expensive gas is $2.60 a gallon at the West Vail Conoco; the least expensive is Costco in Gypsum at $2.32.

For the second week in a row, Denver is the least expensive city in Colorado to purchase regular unleaded gasoline, with an average price at $2.14 per gallon, followed by Colorado Springs at $2.16 per gallon. Overall, Colorado ranks as the 16th most expensive state on average for regular unleaded. Last week Colorado ranked as the 13th most expensive.

The last time the average price of regular unleaded gasoline in Colorado was below the national average was on July 26. Today, on average, Coloradans are paying $2.25 for a gallon of regular unleaded. The national average price of regular unleaded is $2.21 per gallon. In the last week, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Colorado has fallen 3 cents.

In the last month the price of a gallon of regular unleaded has fallen 33 cents in Colorado, according to the American Automobile Association.

Last week’s brief return of crude oil prices above $60 per barrel temporarily ended the national trend of falling gas prices. However, the price of crude oil has since fallen below $60 per barrel and currently stands at just under $59 dollars per barrel.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado CO

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