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Monday
Mar262018

Montana gas prices continue slight drop

Montana's gas prices are continuing to drop slightly just in time for Spring Break travel. But experts say we shouldn't expect that to last. 

The latest survey from GasBuddy.com shows the average price of gas in Montana has dropped half a cent in the past week, averaging $2.56 a gallon in the latest survey on Sunday. That's different than the nationwide average, which climbed nearly 5-cents per gallon in the same period. 

However, gas prices remain considerably higher than last year. Prices in Montana were 22.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. 

Drivers in Idaho are paying $2.67 a gallon with prices in Wyoming still a "bargain" at $2.42 a gallon. 

 

Tuesday
Jan162018

Montana gas prices considerably higher than last winter

Montana's gas prices are starting to inch upward again, but more significant than the creeping prices this winter is how much more you're paying at the pump than last year at the same time. 

GasBuddy.com is reporting prices have risen almost a penny a gallon this past week, to an average of $2.57 a gallon. That compares with the average gas price nationally that increased 3.5 cents a gallon this past week, to an average of $2.52 a gallon. 

That's not much of an increase, but it is 29-cents higher than a year ago,. However, it's still a bargain compared to five years ago, when the average price was an even $3 per gallon at Montana stations. 

Monday
Jun052017

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 GasBuddy.com

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. 

Tuesday
Feb142017

Montana gas prices creeping up 

Montana's gas prices are starting to move upward again, after a winter that has seen most pump prices remain stable. 

The gas tracker site GasBuddy.com. says the average retail price for regular gas in Montana jumped 0.3 cents this past week, to an average of $2.31 a gallon. That compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27 a gallon.

Including the change in gas prices in Montana during the past week, prices Sunday were 60.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on February 13 in Montana have ranged widely over the last five years setting at $1.71 a gallon in 2016, $1.95 a gallon in 2015, $3.03 a gallon in 2014, and $3.12 a gallon 2013 and $3.04 a gallon in 2012.

"The era of falling gasoline prices will likely be coming to an end soon at a gas station near you,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. "Not to say declines are completely done, but over the next few weeks we'll likely see more times when stations are raising their prices then dropping them, thanks to gasoline demand that will soon begin recovering and crude oil imports that will soon reflect OPEC's lower output

Wednesday
Jul062016

MT gas prices still a "bargain"

Although Montana gas prices continue to fluctuate this summer, with occasional week-to-week increases, they still remain a bargain compared to last year, and an outright "steal" from just a few years ago.

The latest weekly survey by website GasBuddy.com shows the average price of regular gas in Montana at $2.33 a gallon on Sunday. That's down .03 cents in the past week and remains higher than the national average of $2.26 a gallon. 

But you won't hear a lot of drivers complaining. 

That's because the price is still nearly 46-cents a gallon less than Montana drivers were paying last summer at this same time. And it's DOLLARS less that what we were paying a few years ago when gas topped the $4-a-gallon threshold.