The average price of gasoline in Idaho is gradually dropping, but it will run about 9 cents higher than the national norm going into the July 4th holiday weekend.
The American Automobile Association reports the average price of self-serve unleaded gas in Idaho is $1.336 a gallon, down half a penny from a month ago, but well above the national mark of $1.25.
“Despite stable supplies and moderate 19 dollar-a-barrel oil prices on the world market, gasoline prices are still higher here in Idaho and throughout much of the West,” said Dave Carlson, AAA Idaho spokesman.
Four other states posted higher prices in the continental United States and three are in the West, he said. Prices in the region have dropped by about a penny since Memorial Day.
South-central Idaho had the highest in-state cost at $1.356. The other areas averaged between $1.32 and $1.34 a gallon.
Connecticut posted the highest price with $1.412, while Georgia had the lowest with $1.06.
The travel organization expects a near-record 31 million motorists will hit the roads for the three-day weekend, the heaviest traveled summer holiday. That is up 1 percent from a year ago.
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