DES MOINES | Propane costs continue to raise with a $1.17 increase this week, closing out at $3.78 per gallon.
Officials with the state Department of Agriculture said despite the increase from last week, the price is a small decline from the high prices experienced at the beginning of the week.
Home heating oil dropped 1 cent from the previous week, ending the week with a statewide average of $3.42. Natural gas prices rose 66 cents from last week, ending the week with $5.24/MMbtu.
Motor fuel prices also saw small increases. Retail diesel fuel prices in the state remained steady with $3.77 as the statewide average, down 4 cents from $3.81 one year ago.
The price of unleaded gasoline blend mixed with 10 percent ethanol closed at $3.12 per gallon, up 2 cents from last week's but down 11 cents from one year ago.