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Week of May 25 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

Week of May 25 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

The average price of gasoline in Iowa rose 7 cents this week, currently at $1.88 per gallon.

Crude Oil Summary

  • The price of global crude oil rose this week on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) by $.08 per barrel over last week, currently priced at $33.39.
  • Brent crude oil fell $.49 and currently priced at $35.18.
  • One year ago, WTI crude sold for $59.14 and Brent crude was at $70.19.

Motor Fuels

  • As of Wednesday, May 27, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $1.88 across Iowa according to AAA.
    • Prices rose $.07 from last week’s price and $.77 lower than one year ago.
    • The national average on Wednesday was $1.96 up $.05 from last week’s price.
  • Retail diesel prices in Iowa were steady this week with a statewide average of $2.14.
    • One year ago, diesel prices averaged $2.99 in Iowa.
    • The current Iowa diesel price is $.27 less than the national average of $2.41.
  • Wholesale ethanol prices rose $.03, currently at $1.12.
  • The current Des Moines Terminal/Rack Prices are $1.05 for U87-E10, $1.16 for Unleaded 87 (clear), ULSD#2 is at $.97, ULSD#1 is at $1.12, and E-70 priced at $1.23 per gallon.

Heating Fuels

  • Natural Gas prices rose $.13 at the Henry Hub reporting site and currently priced at $1.91/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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