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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. 

Monday
May232016

Montana gas prices spike

Average retail gasoline prices in Montana have risen over 6-cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.24 a gallon Sunday, marking a jump of nearly 20-cents a gallon in the past month.

GasBuddy's daily survey of 615 gas outlets in Montana shows that price hike exactly mirrors what happened with the nationwide average last week. 

Including the change in gas prices in Montana during the past week, prices yesterday were 30.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 19.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 15.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 46.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on May 23 in Montana have ranged widely over the last five years:

$2.54 per gallon in 2015,

$3.40 per gallong in 2014

$3.62per gallon in 2013

$3.76per gallon in 2012 and $3.78 per gallong in 2011.

By comparison, Idaho drivers are paying an average of $2.43 per gallon with the average price in Wyoming still down at $2.23 per gallon. 

"With crude oil prices rallying over the past 6 weeks, reaching the highest point that we've seen since November before Friday's close, we should expect wholesale and retail gasoline prices to rise further," says Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.

Tuesday
Feb022016

Montana gas prices continue to drop 

It hasn't cost you this much to fill up in Montana since 2004.

The latest survey from Gasbuddy shows the price of a gallon of regular gas dropped another 2.3 cents last week, down to an average of $1.80 a gallon according to the website's latest survey of stations across the state. That mirrors the drop in average gas prices nationwide. 

That puts prices more than a dime a gallon lower than at this time last year, and a whopping 17.6 cents lower than at the start of January.  

By comparison, it cost almost 3-dollars for that same gallon of gas in 2014. 

“February looks to start the month with gasoline prices averaging under $1.80 a gallon nationally, the lowest level since January 16, 2009," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. "Crude oil prices have rebounded back above $30 per barrel in the last two weeks and with more talk of an organized cut in oil output between some of the world's largest producers, there may be more upside potential in the future, should those talks pan out. For now, due to a lag time from rising oil prices,  gasoline prices in many areas may continue to drift lower, but don't be caught by surprise if in a few weeks they revert and move higher."