Gas prices on Tuesday, April 5, were at a seven-year low despite fuel prices rising nationwide during 36 of the past 41 days, according to AAA Idaho.
Gasoline in Idaho now costs an average of $2.07 per gallon, two cents more than the national average. Gas in Idaho cost an average of $2.39 per gallon on April 5, 2015, and $3.37 on April 5, 2014.
Refineries have begun producing their summer blends, which resist evaporating at higher temperatures than winter blends. Drivers should expect to see higher prices at the pump because summer blends are more expensive to produce. In addition, continued refinery maintenance and rising demand may also lead to higher prices in the coming months, AAA Idaho said.