Gas prices for Labor Day will be at the lowest they’ve been since 2009, said Dave Carlson, AAA Idaho spokesman.
This is part of a nationwide trend for lower gas prices. The U.S. average anticipated for Labor Day weekend will be the lowest its been for the holiday since 2004, Carlson said.
Residents in Idaho, and the West in general, are still paying more at the pump than the rest of the U.S. At $2.87 a gallon, Idaho’s average is 42 cents higher than the nationwide average rate. Idaho’s rate is the sixth-highest in the country, Carlson said.
About 157,000 Idaho residents are expected to travel by motor vehicle over the Labor Day weekend, Carlson said.