NEW: Watertown gas prices continue rapid climb upward

February 15, 2022

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Gasoline prices have taken another big jump in Watertown.

A number of stations raised the price of a gallon of regular unleaded to $3.49 a gallon Monday; a jump of 15 cents a gallon.

According to the website the statewide average price in South Dakota is $3.32 a gallon. A week ago, it was $3.31 a gallon. A month ago, the average was $3.11 a gallon. 

A year ago, the average statewide price was $2.42 a gallon.

Another website, reports the national average is $3.49 a gallon, with the South Dakota statewide average at $3.36 a gallon. 

Energy experts say $4.00 a gallon gas is possible by Memorial Day as crude oil prices climb toward $100 a barrel.