BOISE, Idaho — Gas prices in Boise have remained largely unchanged in the last week, according to a new report from GasBuddy.
In the last month, Boise's gas prices have risen by 23.4 cents to an average of $3.85 per gallon, which is 63.9 cents higher than this time last year.
"With oil prices bouncing back over $70 per barrel after reaching as low as $66 in early May, we've seen gasoline prices move higher in some states, while others have continued to decline- the national average has seen little change as a result, but overall, gasoline prices continue to see significant relief from year-ago levels," Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, said.
The cheapest station in Boise was charging $3.59 per gallon of regular unleaded, while the most expensive was $3.94 per gallon, according to GasBuddy; a difference of 35 cents per gallon. Throughout the state, the lowest listed price was $3.24 per gallon and the highest was $4.79 per gallon, a difference of $1.55 per gallon.
Nationally, gas prices have risen slightly in the last week by 0.4 cents and are currently sitting at $3.51 per gallon. Those prices are 14.9 cents less per gallon from a month ago, and 95.6 cents less per gallon from a year ago, according to GasBuddy data.
Current gas prices in neighboring areas:
Utah - $3.93/g, up 0.7 cents per gallon from last week's $3.71/g
Oregon - $4.09/g, up 2.8 cents per gallon from last week's $4.07/g
"We're likely to soon see gasoline prices slip to their largest year-on-year deficit since Covid hit, when prices fell over $1 per gallon from 2019," De Haan said. "So the relief at the pump has been significant, and even though the gas price decline hit pause last week, it's looking more likely that barring a major hurricane or series of refinery outages, the national average may not end up hitting the $4 per gallon mark- something that will make most motorists very happy."
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