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Montana gas prices creeping up 

Gas is still a bargain when you compare it with a few years ago, but prices are steadly creeping upward according to the latest survey.

Average retail gasoline prices in Montana have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.37 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 615 gas outlets in Montana. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.37 a gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Montana during the past week, prices yesterday were 8.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 0.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 1.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 0.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on June 5 in Montana have ranged widely over the last five years, from as low as $2.28 cents a gallon last year to a high of $3.76 a gallon in 2012. 

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