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Idaho has 8th highest pump prices in the U.S., even though prices have dropped in the past month

Idaho has 8th highest pump prices in the U.S., even though prices have dropped in the past month
Posted at 11:21 AM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 13:21:54-04

National average gas prices have started the slow march toward anticipated seasonal lows -- and Idaho prices are beginning to follow suit, according to the American Automobile Association.
U.S. prices have fallen for fifteen of the last twenty days for a total savings of seven cents per gallon, experts said. 

Meanwhile, Idaho prices have dropped six cents per gallon. “The savings are starting to help their pocketbooks, but Gem State drivers are still paying the eighth highest gas prices in the nation,” said Idaho AAA spokesman Matthew Conde.

“On September 14th, pump prices in Idaho peaked for the year at $2.78 per gallon, and some of the highest prices were paid in the Boise Metro area,” he pointed out. “Reduced demand and the conversion to cheaper-to-produce winter-blend fuel are starting to apply downward pressure on pump prices throughout the state.  Unfortunately, prices have moved by mere fractions of a penny each day, which makes for a very slow discount.”

Barring significant changes to the current climate, the AAA projects that fuel prices will continue to fall in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. “Pump prices may get a little bump around the holidays, but we should continue to see an overall downward trend to end the year,” Conde said.

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

American Falls - $2.73
Ammon - $2.56
Blackfoot - $2.66
Boise - $2.72
Bonners Ferry - $2.75
Cascade - $2.90
Chubbuck - $2.64
Coeur d’Alene - $2.54
Dalton Gardens - $2.54
Donnelly - $2.90
Driggs - $2.70
Eden - $3.10
Emmett - $2.80
Franklin - $2.56
Fruitland - $2.71
Gooding - $2.64
Hagerman - $2.80
Heyburn - $2.69
Idaho Falls - $2.56
Kellogg - $2.69
Kimberly - $2.76
Lewiston - $2.78
Melba - $2.96
Moscow - $2.79
Oakley - $2.90
Orofino - $2.73
Parma - $2.76
Pocatello - $2.64
Post Falls - $2.59
Rigby - $2.61
Twin Falls - $2.66
Weiser - $2.71