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Week of July 6 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

Week of July 6 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

The price of ethanol rose 14 cents this week, currently at $1.35.

Crude Oil Summary

  • The price of global crude oil rose this week on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) by $1.40 per barrel over last week, currently priced at $40.88.
  • Brent crude oil rose $1.70 and currently priced at $43.27.
  • One year ago, WTI crude sold for $57.66 and Brent crude was at $64.89.

Motor Fuels

  • As of Wednesday, July 8, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.12 across Iowa according to AAA.
    • Prices rose $.02 from last week’s price and $.44 lower than one year ago.
    • The national average on Wednesday was $2.18, with no change from last week’s price.
  • Retail diesel prices in Iowa rose $.02 this week with a statewide average of $2.24.
    • One year ago, diesel prices averaged $2.88 in Iowa.
    • The current Iowa diesel price is $.20 less than the national average of $2.44.
  • Wholesale ethanol prices rose $.14, currently at $1.35.
  • The current Des Moines Terminal/Rack Prices are $1.28 for U87-E10, $1.41 for Unleaded 87 (clear), ULSD#2 is at $1.29, ULSD#1 is at $1.44, and E-70 priced at $1.50 per gallon.

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  • Natural Gas prices rose $.13 at the Henry Hub reporting site and currently priced at $1.82/MMbtu.
  • Continuing throughout the summer months, we will only report retail heating oil and propane prices in Iowa once a month.


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