As gas prices across the nation experience minor fluctuations, North Dakota remains relatively unaffected by the recent climb in gasoline costs.

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Despite lackluster domestic demand and a slight dip in oil prices, the state's motorists are enjoying stable prices at the pump.

The national average for a gallon of gas in the United States saw a marginal increase of just four cents, reaching $3.67 since last week.

This modest uptick contrasts with the tumultuous events unfolding in the Middle East, where tensions have pushed oil prices into the upper $80s per barrel. However, the oil market has since witnessed a downturn, with prices slipping into the low $80s amidst speculation about potential further military actions.

Andrew Gross, a spokesperson for AAA, commented on the delicate balance influencing gas prices, stating, "The situation overseas with war in both the Middle East and Ukraine has the oil market on edge. But this is also the time of year we may see a bit of a lull in gasoline demand between the end of spring breaks and ahead of Memorial Day."

In North Dakota, where oil production plays a significant role in the state's economy, the impact of global oil market dynamics is particularly noteworthy.

While the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports a slight increase in gas demand nationwide, North Dakota's gasoline prices have remained steady, reflecting the state's resilience amid broader market uncertainties.

Despite a marginal rise in the national average to $3.67, North Dakota's gas prices are holding firm, providing a semblance of stability for consumers amidst the ebb and flow of global geopolitics.

As the oil market continues to navigate through uncertain waters, North Dakota stands as a beacon of consistency in an otherwise turbulent landscape.

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