Idaho gas prices see steepest decline in nation

December 10, 2013 

It took a while, but Idahoans are finally getting some substantial relief at the pump, AAA Idaho reports.

Gem State gas prices are not among the lowest in the country, but they're below the national average, and Idaho's 26-cent decline in the past 30 days is the nation’s largest, AAA spokesman Dave Carlson said. Idaho’s average price Tuesday is $3.15 per gallon, down from $3.41 a month ago and $3.43 average price from a year ago.

“Lower prices are a welcome relief for Idahoans who are juggling tight budgets during the holiday season,” Carlson said.

The last time Idaho’s average price was this low was January 30 of this year, he said.

The U.S. average price Tuesday is $3.20, up six cents from a month ago and five cents higher than the Idaho average.

Three states have average prices below $3 a gallon: Missouri, $2.91; Oklahoma, $2.96; and Kansas, $2.99.

Here’s a look at Tuesday average gas prices in selected Idaho cities, according to AAA: Boise, $3.19; Coeur d’Alene, $2.93; Idaho Falls, $2.91; Lewiston, $3.23; Nampa $3.22; Pocatello, $3.13; Twin Falls, $3.22.

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