BOISE — After jumping 20 cents and 18 cents over the past two weeks, rising gas prices in Idaho slowed this week while the national average reversed course — at least temporarily.
According to AAA, the current average price for regular beer in Gem State is $5.17 a gallon, up 7 cents from a week ago and 57 cents from a month ago. Meanwhile, the US average is $4.98, down three cents from a week ago and up 39 cents from a month ago.
“Every week seems to get another punch in the stomach for drivers in Idaho and their colleagues across the country, and even a slight drop in the price of crude oil doesn’t do much to ease the pain,” says Matthew Conde, director of public affairs from AAA Idaho. “At this point, we expect gas prices to remain generally bullish well into the 4th of July weekend and beyond.”
Idaho is now back in the top ten for most expensive fuel this week, ranking 9th behind California ($6.40), Nevada ($5.64), Alaska ($5.61), Hawaii ($5.55). ), Washington ($5.54), Oregon ($5.54), Illinois ($5.51) and Arizona ($5.38).
“Everyone is making tough decisions these days to save money on fuel mileage, and for some that means driving the practical car rather than the ‘fun’ car,” said Conde. “Large pickups and sports cars tend to use fuel faster than other vehicles. To accommodate this year’s holiday, some of the leisure driving that comes with the return of fine weather may have to be suspended.”
Here’s a look at gas prices in Idaho as of Monday, June 20, 2022.
- Coeur d’Alene – $5.03
- Franklin – $5.13
- Idaho Falls – $5.11
- Lewiston – $5.06
- Twin Falls – $5.21