Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Gas prices have fallen to under $3 per gallon at some stations in Rochester

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The website GasBuddy shows three Rochester gas stations now offering prices under $3 per gallon of unleaded. The lowest reported total Thursday morning was $2.94. 

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Triple-A Minnesota says Rochester’s average price per gallon of unleaded is still over $3.00 at $3.08, which is under the statewide average of $3.16. The average price per gallon in Rochester at this time last year was $3.15. 

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Rochester isn’t the only southeast Minnesota community to see gas prices fall under $3 per gallon of unleaded. Triple A figures show the average price per gallon is $2.85 per gallon in Winona County and $2.91 per gallon in Wabasha County

GasBuddy says the cheapest price per gallon in Minnesota is $2.52 at multiple gas stations in Hastings. The nationwide average price per gallon is $3.23.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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