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Post-Christmas drive home sees gas prices lowering

Gas Prices Dropping
Gas Prices Dropping

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Average gasoline prices in Idaho have fallen 15.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.46/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 802 stations in Idaho. Prices in Idaho are 63.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 11.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 8.6 cents in the last week and stands at $4.68 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Idaho was priced at $2.87/g yesterday while the most expensive was $4.17/g, a difference of $1.30/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $2.87/g while the highest was $4.17/g, a difference of $1.30/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.05/g today. The national average is down 50.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 20.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

Historical gasoline prices in Idaho and the national average going back ten years:
December 26, 2021: $3.57/g (U.S. Average: $3.25/g)
December 26, 2020: $2.19/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g)
December 26, 2019: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.54/g)
December 26, 2018: $2.65/g (U.S. Average: $2.30/g)
December 26, 2017: $2.50/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)
December 26, 2016: $2.25/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
December 26, 2015: $2.11/g (U.S. Average: $2.00/g)
December 26, 2014: $2.27/g (U.S. Average: $2.30/g)
December 26, 2013: $3.07/g (U.S. Average: $3.26/g)
December 26, 2012: $3.06/g (U.S. Average: $3.23/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Montana- $2.97/g, down 3.8 cents per gallon from last week's $3.01/g.
Boise- $3.52/g, down 20.5 cents per gallon from last week's $3.73/g.
Spokane- $3.57/g, down 11.0 cents per gallon from last week's $3.68/g.

"While the national average declined for the seventh straight week, with oil prices rallying, it remains to be seen if we will manage another week of gasoline price declines. We're still waiting for the national average to fall below $3 per gallon, something that is suddenly a bit less likely given the extreme cold weather, interrupting refining operations in the south, curbing gasoline production and potentially driving prices up slightly," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "While some of the nation's lowest priced gas stations will probably be forced to raise prices slightly, with some declines still happening in the West Coast, there remains a chance, albeit smaller one, that we could still see the national average fall below $3 per gallon.

GasBuddy data is accessible at

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