By Audra Streetman

DENVER (CBS4) – AAA Colorado reports motorists are filling up their tank more frequently. The latest gasoline demand reading from the U.S. Energy Information Administration was the second-highest measurement since March 2020.

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Gas prices in Colorado are currently up $1.20 per gallon over this time last year. However, officials with AAA say the price of gas appears to be stabilizing as supply catches up to demand. The price of a gallon of gas has increased a penny on the week and five cents on the month, according to AAA.

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“As the vaccine roll out continues, consumer confidence continues to surge. That means more folks are traveling – and some are returning to work, so they’re commuting more,” said Cassie Tanner, deputy regional director of public affairs for AAA. “Sure, we’re paying more at the pump than we were a year ago, but more expensive gas prices tend to reflect a rebounding domestic economy – something we’ve all been hoping for since last year.”

For more information about gas prices in Colorado, visit colorado.aaa.com/automotive/fuel.

Colorado Gas By the Numbers, According to AAA:

Boulder-Longmont

  • Current Average: $2.88
  • Yesterday Average: $2.88
  • Week Ago Average: $2.89
  • Month Ago Average: $2.87
  • Year Ago Average: $1.72

Greeley

  • Current Average: $2.91
  • Yesterday Average: $2.91
  • Week Ago Average: $2.91
  • Month Ago Average: $2.83
  • Year Ago Average: $1.64

Fort Collins-Loveland

  • Current Average: $2.91
  • Yesterday Average: $2.91
  • Week Ago Average: $2.89
  • Month Ago Average: $2.84
  • Year Ago Average: $1.85

Denver

  • Current Average: $2.92
  • Yesterday Average: $2.93
  • Week Ago Average: $2.91
  • Month Ago Average: $2.87
  • Year Ago Average: $1.67

Grand Junction

  • Current Average: $2.95
  • Yesterday Average: $2.95
  • Week Ago Average: $2.94
  • Month Ago Average: $2.92
  • Year Ago Average: $1.69

Colorado Springs

  • Current Average: $2.96
  • Yesterday Average: $2.97
  • Week Ago Average: $2.95
  • Month Ago Average: $2.90
  • Year Ago Average: $1.68

Durango

  • Current Average: $3.04
  • Yesterday Average: $3.04
  • Week Ago Average: $3.05
  • Month Ago Average: $3.06
  • Year Ago Average: $2.11

Pueblo

  • Current Average: $3.09
  • Yesterday Average: $3.09
  • Week Ago Average: $3.01
  • Month Ago Average: $2.97
  • Year Ago Average: $1.75

Vail

  • Current Average: $3.21
  • Yesterday Average: $3.21
  • Week Ago Average: $3.21
  • Month Ago Average: $3.24
  • Year Ago Average: $1.82

Glenwood Springs

  • Current Average: $3.22
  • Yesterday Average: $3.22
  • Week Ago Average: $3.22
  • Month Ago Average: $3.15
  • Year Ago Average: $1.96

Audra Streetman