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Idaho gas cheaper than national average for first time in over a year

Although gas prices are higher than they were last year, Idahoans are paying less than the national average for the first time in more than a year.

“For the month of January, the national average and Idaho’s average price have been within a nickel of each other,” said Matthew Conde, public affairs director for AAA Idaho. “With a surge in the past few days, the national average overtook Idaho’s gas price – the first time that’s happened since January 10 of last year.”

After a lengthy stay in the top ten for most expensive gas prices, Idaho currently ranks 24th in the nation.

Currently, the U.S. average pump price is $2.58, which is ten cents more than a month ago and 30 cents more than a year ago.

In the Gem State, the current average price is $2.57, an increase of just 2.5 cents over the last month, and 19 cents more than a year ago.

“Idaho prices are fairly stubborn for now, but we would expect to see them follow the national average if that upward trend continues,” Conde said. “In the meantime, Idahoans can take some small comfort in knowing that current fuel prices are in line with the rest of the country.”

Here’s a look at gas prices across the Gem State:

Ammon, $2.38 Arco, $2.55 Blackfoot, $2.51 Boise, $2.62 Bonners Ferry, $2.72 Burley, $2.49 Cascade, $3.02 Coeur d’Alene, $2.53 Chubbuck, $2.43 Dalton Gardens, $2.51 Dubois, $2.60 Franklin, $2.52 Glenns Ferry, $2.57 Hagerman, $2.66 Idaho Falls, $2.40 Jerome, $2.60 Ketchum, $2.86 Kimberly, $2.63 Lewiston, $2.65 Marsing, $2.58 Moscow, $2.81 Nampa, $2.58 Orofino, $2.65 Parma, $2.66 Pocatello, $2.46 Post Falls, $2.58 Rexburg, $2.53 Shelley, $2.39 Twin Falls, $2.54 Wallace, $2.64

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