Iowa gasoline prices continue to move higher

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018


DES MOINES – The price of retail gasoline in Iowa rose $.08 this week, closing at $2.84 per gallon.

Crude Oil Summary

The price of global crude oil rose this week on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) by $.61 per barrel over last week, and is currently priced at $71.79.

Brent crude oil rose $2.33 and is currently priced at $81.55.

One year ago WTI crude sold for $51.88 and Brent crude was at $59.77.

Motor Fuels

As of Tuesday, September 25, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.84 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.08 higher than last week and $.37 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.87, up $.03 from last week’s price.

Retail diesel fuel prices in Iowa were $.02 higher than last week’s price with a statewide average of $3.15. One year ago diesel prices averaged $2.67 in Iowa. The current Iowa diesel price is $.04 less than the national average of $3.19.

Wholesale ethanol prices were up $.03 from last week’s price, currently at $1.29.

The current Des Moines Terminal/Rack Prices are $2.16 for U87-E10, $2.35 for Unleaded 87 (clear), ULSD#2 is at $2.41, ULSD#1 is at $2.61, and E-70 is priced at $1.62 per gallon.

Heating Fuels

Natural Gas prices rose $.16 at the Henry Hub reporting site and ended the week at $3.13/MMbtu.

Continuing through Sept., we will only report retail heating oil and propane prices in Iowa once a month.


Tips for saving energy on the road or at home are available at and at

Fuel report


For more information, contact Dustin Vande Hoef, (515) 281-3375 or (515) 326-1616 (cell) or