- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Gasoline prices are on the decline in North Dakota, even during the busy summer travel season.

The latest weekly report from GasBuddy.com shows an average retail price in the state of about $2.21 a gallon. That’s more than 2 cents lower than last week, and only a penny above the national average.

The average price in North Dakota is more than 4 cents lower than a month ago and about 51 cents per gallon cheaper than a year ago.

Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski says gas prices are declining even though summer travel is up. He says that even though fuel consumption is near record levels, U.S. gasoline inventories recently reached the highest July level ever recorded.

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