Idaho gas prices dip, remain below national rate

Idaho gas prices show slight decline, remain 23 cents below the national average

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho motorists are enjoying a bit of a break at the pump.

AAA Idaho reported Tuesday that the average price per gallon is $3.43, a penny less than a month ago and 23 cents below the national average.

AAA Idaho Spokesman Dave Carlson says it's too soon to say if petrol prices have peaked for the spring. He says there is a backlog of refinery maintenance to deal with and the costs tied to switching to summer-blend fuels.

Last year at this time, Idahoans were paying $3.74 per gallon.

Idaho's current price still ranks higher compared to neighboring states. Motorists in Wyoming are paying an average of $3.33 cents per gallon, while Montana drivers are dishing out $3.36 per gallon.

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