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Eye On Boise

Idaho gas prices fall, big gap above national average narrows

Gas prices in Idaho are now 89 cents a gallon lower than they were a year ago, the AAA reports today, but Idahoans still are paying the eighth highest gas prices in the country. The Idaho average is now $2.52 a gallon, 30 cents from just a month ago. Meanwhile, the U.S. average is $2.31; it’s dropped only 5 cents in the past month. That’s helped Idaho close part of the gap between its prices and the national average, which a month ago stretched to a 46-cent difference.

If the right factors fall into place, AAA is predicting that U.S. gas prices will fall below $2 a gallon before the end of the year for the first time since 2009. That’s if crude prices don’t rise from current levels and there are no unexpected disruptions to supply.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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