Have you noticed? As the spring and summer season begins, which marks the start of traveling and vacation, the gas prices are starting its annual upward trek. But still, gas prices are lower this year than last year.

This is not to debate the pros and cons of the gas prices, this is a story about the price of a gallon of gas the year you were born. When you see gas prices from way-way back when, you may be surprised. The prices below are an average throughout the nation. Prices in North Dakota are somewhat higher than the rest of the country. Even Fargo gasoline is much cheaper than Bismarck.

  • 1935 to1947  - between 15 and 19 cents a gallon
  • 1948 to 1964 - between 20 and 29 cents a gallon
  • 1965 to 1974- between 30 and 49 cents a galloon
  • 1975 to 1979- between 50 and 88 cents a gallon
  • 1980 to 1985- between 85 and 1.35 a gallon
  • 1986 - 93 cents a gallon
  • 1987 and 88 - 96 cents a gallon
  • 1989- 1.06 a gallon
  • 1990 -1995 -between 1.20-1.21 a gallon
  • 1996- 1.29 a gallon
  • 1997 - 1.29 a gallon
  • 1998 - 1.12 a gallon
  • 1999 - 1.22 a gallon
  • 2000- 2004 - 1.53 to 1.99 a gallon
  • 2005- 2007 - 2.34 to 2.85 a gallon
  • 2008- 2.32 a gallon
  •  2009 - 2.40 a gallon
  • 2010 - 2.84 a gallon
  • 2011 - 3.53 a gallon
  • 2012 - 3.70 a gallon
  • 2013 - 3.58 a gallon
  • 2014 - 3.43 a gallon
  • 2015 - 2.51 a gallon

Today, the price for regular unleaded averages about $1.99 a gallon.

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