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AAA: Idaho gas prices jump 17 cents in one week

This jump is the second-highest in the country, following Utah, where prices are up 25 cents.

BOISE, Idaho — As temperatures rise and the weather warms, gas prices in Idaho have begun to rise.

Gas prices in the Gem State have increased 17 cents in the last week, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). This jump is the second-highest in the country, following Utah, where prices are up 25 cents.

"We hope life will start getting back to normal sometime this spring or summer, and rising temperatures are certainly enough to put a smile on anyone's face, but the feeling fades when we stop to fill up," AAA Idaho spokesman Matthew Conde said. "We believe that the state average price for regular could top $3 per gallon in the next couple of weeks."

Last week, the state's average price for regular was $2.84 per gallon, putting Idaho above the national average, which was $2.83 a gallon. 

As of Monday, March 15, Idaho drivers are paying an average of $2.89 per gallon, five cents more than last week's statewide average. The new average is 45 cents more than a month ago and 35 cents more than one year ago when gas prices dropped in the early stages of the pandemic.

The current national average is $2.86, which is 35 cents more than a month ago and 59 cents more than one year ago.

20 states saw gas price increases in the double digits this week, according to AAA.

These are the current gas prices in Idaho cities:

  • Boise - $3.01
  • Coeur d'Alene - $2.69
  • Franklin - $2.97
  • Idaho Falls - $2.78
  • Lewiston - $2.73
  • Pocatello - $2.88
  • Twin Falls - $2.82

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