FARGO, N.D. (AAA) – After 89 days below $2, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in North Dakota has returned to that level.

Today’s statewide average is $2, while the national average stands at $2.10.

With a steady increase in gasoline demand following pandemic-related closures, the North Dakota average has increased 33 cents during the past month, according to AAA. Despite the increase, the average is still 63 cents below the price at this time last year. It is also the lowest average for this time of year since 2004.

Across the state, 82 percent of stations are still selling gas for less than $2 a gallon, while four percent are selling it for more than $2.25.

AAA says higher demand will contribute to increasing gas prices in the coming weeks, but won’t spike to typical summer prices due to a sufficient surplus of gasoline stocks and demand that remains well below year-ago levels.

For additional information, visit AAA.com/Gas.