Gas prices spike across Colorado in past week

Summit Daily staff report

Average gasoline prices in Colorado have risen 17.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.03/gal Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 2,158 stations in Colorado.

Prices in Colorado are 6.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 21.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 2.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.64 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Colorado was priced at $2.33/gal yesterday while the most expensive was $4.39/gal, a difference of $2.06/gal. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $2.33/gal while the highest was $4.39/gal, a difference of $2.06/gal.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.25/gal today. The national average is unchanged  from a month ago and stands 3.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

  • Historical gasoline prices in Colorado and the national average going back ten years:
  • Jan. 9, 2022: $3.25/gal (U.S. Average: $3.29/gal)
  • Jan. 9, 2021: $2.31/gal (U.S. Average: $2.32/gal)
  • Jan. 9, 2020: $2.70/gal (U.S. Average: $2.60/gal)
  • Jan. 9, 2019: $2.27/gal (U.S. Average: $2.24/gal)
  • Jan. 9, 2018: $2.47/gal (U.S. Average: $2.49/gal)
  • Jan. 9, 2017: $2.26/gal (U.S. Average: $2.36/gal)
  • Jan. 9, 2016: $1.84/gal (U.S. Average: $1.97/gal)
  • Jan. 9, 2015: $1.97/gal (U.S. Average: $2.16/gal)
  • Jan. 9, 2014: $3.17/gal (U.S. Average: $3.30/gal)
  • Jan. 9, 2013: $2.88/gal (U.S. Average: $3.30/gal)

“Last week, the rise in gasoline prices continued, still due to previous refinery outages caused by the cold weather the week of Christmas.” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “However, I’m optimistic that as refiners get back online, we could see the increases slow down as we head into the time of year when gasoline demand is at its weakest.”

“While gasoline prices have rallied, average diesel prices continue to drift lower, which certainly bodes well for the overall economy,” he said. “As long as refiners are able to get back online soon from previous cold-weather outages, we could see supply start to recover at the same time demand is weak, which could bring gas prices down again. The window of opportunity, however, is shrinking, and by late February or early March, we’ll likely kick off the seasonal rise in gasoline prices.”

GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from nearly 150,000 stations nationwide. See for more information.

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