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Idaho gas prices sixth-highest in the nation

Idaho and U.S. average gas prices Aug. 1, 2013-2016
Idaho and U.S. average gas prices Aug. 1, 2013-2016 Provided by AAA Idaho

Idaho drivers paid an average of $2.47 per gallon on Wednesday, Aug. 10 — 34 cents more than the national average, according to AAA Idaho.

However, Idaho drivers are paying 17.4 percent less than in one year ago, when gasoline averaged $2.99 per gallon in the state.

Because of its isolation, Idaho has benefited less than neighboring states from an oversupply of oil driving down prices, said Dave Carlson, director of government and public affairs for AAA Idaho.

Carlson said Salt Lake City refineries, whose gasoline is piped to Boise, do not have enough capacity to produce additional gas to meet demand for the busy summer travel season.

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