Gasoline prices continue downward trend

Vermont Business Magazine Average gasoline prices in Vermont continued their slow descent over the last couple of weeks and are now at $3.49 per gallon. Prices are still 9 cents/g higher than a month ago but are now 4 cents/g lower than last year. The national average remains lower than the state average. According to GasBuddy, the highest price found in Vermont was $3.89/g in Island Pond and the lowest was $3.20/g in Middlebury.

Meanwhile, average gasoline prices in Burlington have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.52/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 100 stations in Burlington. Prices in Burlington are 7.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 1.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Burlington was priced at $3.44/g yesterday while the most expensive was $3.59/g, a difference of 15.0 cents per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.39/g today. The national average is up 15 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 7 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.

The national average price of diesel has fallen 5.2 cents in the last week and stands at $4.60 per gallon.


Vermont USA Trend
Today 3.497 3.395 Prices Falling
Yesterday 3.504 3.411
One Week Ago 3.493 3.468
One Month Ago 3.400 3.249
One Year Ago 3.538 3.468
* Average Regular Gas Prices - Updated: 2.9.2023. 2:55 PM

Historical gasoline prices in Burlington and the national average going back ten years:
February 6, 2022: $3.53/g (U.S. Average: $3.42/g)
February 6, 2021: $2.46/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
February 6, 2020: $2.66/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
February 6, 2019: $2.44/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
February 6, 2018: $2.68/g (U.S. Average: $2.61/g)
February 6, 2017: $2.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.26/g)
February 6, 2016: $1.99/g (U.S. Average: $1.74/g)
February 6, 2015: $2.36/g (U.S. Average: $2.16/g)
February 6, 2014: $3.40/g (U.S. Average: $3.26/g)
February 6, 2013: $3.76/g (U.S. Average: $3.55/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Albany- $3.59/g, down 0.3 cents per gallon from last week's $3.60/g.
New Hampshire- $3.35/g, unchanged from last week's $3.35/g.

"For the first time in 2023, the national average price of gasoline has seen a weekly decline, primarily thanks to a sharp and sudden drop in the price of oil," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "While the decline in both gasoline and diesel prices is terrific, it’s not unusual to see prices falling in February, which tends to be the month with some of the lowest gasoline prices of the year thanks to seasonally weak demand. For diesel, we're likely to see more declines, and potentially much more significant in the weeks ahead as imports of distillate have accelerated, leading to a sell off. And, with warmer weather ahead, demand may struggle as well. However, especially for gasoline, high levels of coming maintenance and the eventual transition to summer gasoline could lead today's declines to reverse down the road. For now, motorists should enjoy the decline, but be wary as we're likely to eventually see increases again down the road."

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data. GasBuddy's survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data is accessible at

SOURCE GasBuddy 2.9.2023