GasBuddy: Gas prices statewide tread water |

GasBuddy: Gas prices statewide tread water

Staff report

Average gasoline prices in Colorado have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.29/gal Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 2,158 stations in Colorado.

Prices in Colorado are 21.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 80.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 3.2 cents in the last week and stands at $3.94 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Colorado was priced at $2.65/gal, while the most expensive was $4.39/gal, a difference of $1.74/gal. The lowest price in the state was $2.65/gal while the highest was $4.39/gal, a difference of $1.74/gal.

In the Aspen area, regular gas was listed at $4.59 at the Main Street station, $4.81 at ABC, $4.79 (for full service) in Snowmass Village, $3.99 in Woody Creek, and $4.49 at the Highway 82 turnoff to old Snowmass, according to AutoBlog.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged  in the last week, averaging $3.51/g today. The national average is down 14.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 106.5 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 10 years:

  • May 22, 2022: $4.10/gal (U.S. Average: $4.57/gal)
  • May 22, 2021: $3.12/gal (U.S. Average: $3.03/gal)
  • May 22, 2020: $1.96/gal (U.S. Average: $1.95/gal)
  • May 22, 2019: $2.92/gal (U.S. Average: $2.85/gal)
  • May 22, 2018: $2.90/gal (U.S. Average: $2.95/gal)
  • May 22, 2017: $2.37/gal (U.S. Average: $2.35/gal)
  • May 22, 2016: $2.21/gal (U.S. Average: $2.28/gal)
  • May 22, 2015: $2.59/gal (U.S. Average: $2.74/gal)
  • May 22, 2014: $3.45/gal (U.S. Average: $3.65/gal)
  • May 22, 2013: $3.84/gal (U.S. Average: $3.66/gal)

“In the run up to Memorial Day, the national average price of gas has seen little overall movement over the last week. We’ve seen more states see prices climb than fall, which has been driven by oil’s volatility as debt ceiling discussions are ongoing. I think we’ll see prices rise slightly as we get closer to Memorial Day, especially if there are positive developments in the debt ceiling discussions in D.C., while pessimism could drive prices slightly lower,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

“I continue to be optimistic that the national average will remain under $4 per gallon for most of, if not the entire summer, with Americans spending a combined $1.6 billion less on gasoline over Memorial Day weekend this year compared to last,” he said.

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