FARGO, N.D. (AAA) – While gas prices across North Dakota moved little during July, motorists are saving a penny a gallon compared to one month ago. Today’s statewide average stands at $2.09.

When compared to this time last year, North Dakota motorists are saving 59 cents per gallon, according to AAA.

As COVID-19 case numbers near 4.5 million, demand for gasoline is weak across the country. The latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) demand reading indicated national demand is 11 percent less than a year ago.

AAA says gas prices are likely to fluctuate throughout the rest of the summer as the nation continues to deal with impacts of the pandemic.

More than 20 percent of North Dakota gas stations are selling gas for less than $2 while just 1 percent are above $2.50. McHenry County has the lowest average at $1.98.

For more information on gas prices, visit AAA.com/gas.