AAA: Idahoans pay seventh highest pump prices in the nation

July 9, 2013 

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 AAA’s 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. That’s led to lower prices elsewhere. Unfortunately, Idaho and other western states haven’t seen much relief. In Tuesday’s 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.

Idaho Statesman is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service