Colorado’s average gas price down 6 cents

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Published Tuesday, September 13, 2022
by Derek Draplin

(The Center Square) - Colorado's average price for gas declined 6 cents per gallon over the last week, data from AAA shows.

The state's current average is $3.66, down from $3.72 a week ago and $4.05 a month ago, according to the data.

Colorado's average is also below the national average of $3.71, the lowest since early March, AAA said.

AAA analysts noted the continued decline of gas prices comes from lower oil costs. 

"Less expensive oil usually leads to less expensive gas for drivers," AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement. "This trend has helped pump prices fall steadily for three straight months and, with fall approaching, more markets could soon see prices below $3 per gallon."  

Colorado's average gas price is nearing its $3.60 average from one year ago. The state's highest average on record was $4.92 on June 21, 2022, according to AAA.  

As of Tuesday, the average gas price is $3.60 in Boulder and Denver, and $3.58 in Colorado Springs, according to AAA's data. Grand Junction's average is $3.68, while Pueblo's is $3.45. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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