Idahoans are paying an average $3.75 a gallon for gas today, down about a nickel from a month ago, but 27 cents higher than the $3.48 national average, according to AAAs Daily Fuel Gauge Report. The states ranks seventh-highest in that report.
AAA notes that fear of Egyptian supply disruptions has sent oil prices to a 14-month peak, which may push pump prices up.
Overall, gasoline prices have been inching lower throughout the country, influenced by major declines in the Midwest, AAA reports. The supply disruptions in other parts of the country have been resolved. Thats led to lower prices elsewhere. Unfortunately, Idaho and other western states havent seen much relief. In Tuesdays AAA price report, the highest gas prices were in the farthest-flung states: Hawaii at $4.30 and Alaska at $4.03. Other states with higher average gas prices than Idaho are, in descending order: California, Washington, Ohio and Oregon.
South Carolina boasted the lowest prices at an average $3.16 per gallon, and Alabama and Mississippi averaged around $3.23.