Gas Prices

Economy
1:36 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Idaho Gas Prices Well Above National Average, AAA Blames Utah Refineries

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Grumbling about price is a perennial gas pump activity, but right now Idahoans really do have something to complain about. Idaho’s average gas price is at $3.62 per gallon. That’s 27 cents higher than the national average. Idaho's prices are also higher than they were this time last year, while most of the country has gone the opposite direction. Why the difference?

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Travel
4:17 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Labor Day Gas Prices Lower In Northwest

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As drivers head out on Northwest highways this Labor Day weekend, gas prices are significantly lower than they were a year ago.

AAA says the price at the pump has fallen a nickel per gallon this past week alone in Oregon and Washington. That's the biggest one-week drop in the nation.

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Transportation
10:50 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Idaho Gas Prices Among Nation's Most Expensive

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Idaho motorists are paying some of the nation's highest prices when it comes to filling the gasoline tank.

AAA Idaho says the average price for a gallon of unleaded on Tuesday was $3.75. While that's down about five cents from a month ago, it's well above the national average of $3.48.

Compared to other states, Idaho has the 7th highest prices at the pump.

AAA Idaho Spokesman Dave Carlson says Idaho — like other western states — has not yet seen the summer price decline reported in many other markets.

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Transportation
8:18 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Fueling Up For 84 Cents Per 'eGallon'

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Imagine paying 84 cents per gallon for your commute, compared to today's statewide average of $3.80 in Idaho for a gallon of gas. 84 cents per gasoline gallon equivalent is how much the U.S. Department of Energy figures it costs to recharge an electric car in Idaho. The agency's assistant secretary David Danielson announced an online cost comparison calculator Tuesday for what he calls the "e-Gallon."

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Gas prices
8:25 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Idaho Gas Prices Creep Back Up But In Line With Region

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If you’ve noticed Idaho’s gas prices edging up in the past week, you’re not alone. After hitting a low of $2.94 earlier this month, AAA Idaho reports the average price per gallon is now $3.06. But even though the rise in prices may not be welcome, it's not surprising.

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Economy
7:09 am
Mon May 28, 2012

West Coast Gas Prices Higher Than Other Regions

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Gas prices nationwide have been dropping but not in the Northwest. In fact, this Memorial Day weekend, the region's gas prices are among the highest in the nation.

Gas in Washington and Oregon is selling above $4.20 per gallon. It's cheaper in Idaho. But all three states are well above the national average of $3.68 per gallon.

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Gas Prices
4:45 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Supply, Demand, And Speculation Play Roles In High Gas Prices

Gas Pump
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Gas prices are on the rise throughout the United States.  In Idaho, it costs on average about $3.80 a gallon.  That’s up from $3.00 a gallon at the start of this year.   One reason for this spike has to do with future bets on oil prices.

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