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Weekly gas prices rise again

As predicted, Idaho gas prices have risen an average 5.9 cents per gallon over the past week.

A GasBuddy survey of 802 stations found prices were 13.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, but 23.8 cents per gallon lower than the same time a year ago.

The range of Idaho prices was wide, from $2.27 per gallon at the low end to $3.11 per gallon at the high end.

The national average price rose by 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week to an average $2.62 per gallon, up 22.2 cents per gallon in the past month.

“Gasoline prices have increased in all fifty states in the last week as refineries continue working toward cleaner, more expensive gasoline and as oil prices have continued creeping higher,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “There shouldn’t be any surprises that prices continue to migrate higher given the warnings in the past few months, thought that doesn’t make it any easier for motorists to digest higher gas prices. Unfortunately as seasonal issues continue to weigh on markets along with higher oil prices, it’s likely we’ll continue to be in this pattern for at least a few more weeks.”

You can view average prices HERE.

You can find the lowest gas prices in the area HERE.

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