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Week of October 12 fuel and energy price report courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

Week of October 12 fuel and energy price report courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES – The price of Natural gas rose 8 cents this week, currently at $2.65/MMbtu.

Crude Oil Summary

  • The price of global crude oil rose this week on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) by $1.37 per barrel over last week, currently priced at $40.96.
  • Brent crude oil rose $1.45 and currently priced at $43.15.
  • One year ago, WTI crude sold for $53.59 and Brent crude was at $58.81.

Motor Fuels

  • As of Wednesday, October 14, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.07 across Iowa according to AAA.
    • Prices fell $.01 from last week’s price and $.35 lower than one year ago.
    • The national average on Wednesday was $2.18, steady from last week’s price.
  • Retail diesel prices in Iowa held steady this week with a statewide average of $2.18.
    • One year ago, diesel prices averaged $2.85 in Iowa.
    • The current Iowa diesel price is $.20 less than the national average of $2.38.
  • Wholesale ethanol rose $.04, currently at $1.42.
  • The current Des Moines Terminal/Rack Prices are $1.19 for U87-E10, $1.28 for Unleaded 87 (clear), ULSD#2 is at $1.24, ULSD#1 is at $1.45, and E-70 priced at $1.42 per gallon.

Heating Fuels

  • Propane prices rose $.02 from last month for a statewide average of $1.08 per gallon. 
  • Home heating oil was up $.02 from last month, ending with a statewide average of $1.72 per gallon.
  • Natural Gas prices rose $.08 at the Henry Hub reporting site and currently priced at $2.65/MMbtu.
Tips for saving energy on the road or at home are available at energy.gov and fueleconomy.gov.


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