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Gas Prices Dip 1.6 Cents During Week

Average gasoline prices in Montana have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.99/g on Monday, Aug. 21, according to Gas-Buddy’s survey of 615 stations in Montana.

Prices in Montana are 25.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 20.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

The national average price of diesel has risen 2.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.297 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Montana was priced at $3.65/g on Sunday, Aug. 20, while the most expensive was $4.89/g, a difference of $1.24/g.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged in the last week, averaging $3.82/g today. The national average is up 26.0 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 4.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

Historical gasoline prices in Montana and the national average going back 10 years: Aug. 21, 2022: $4.20/g (U.S. Average: $3.86/g) Aug. 21, 2021: $3.32/g (U.S. Average: $3.16/g) Aug. 21, 2020: $2.25/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g) Aug. 21, 2019: $2.76/g (U.S. Average: $2.59/g) Aug. 21, 2018: $2.93/g (U.S. Average: $2.82/g) Aug. 21, 2017: $2.42/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g) Aug. 21, 2016: $2.30/g (U.S. Average: $2.16/g) Aug. 21, 2015: $2.77/g (U.S. Average: $2.63/g) Aug. 21, 2014: $3.60/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g) Aug. 21, 2013: $3.69/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g) Neighboring areas and their current gas prices: Idaho- $4.09/g, up 6.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.03/g.

Billings- $4.00/g, down 1.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.02/g.

Wyoming- $3.91/g, down 4.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.95/g.

“The national average price of gasoline eked out a small decline over the last week, with some states seeing a drop of 5-10 cents per gallon, while new issues in some states, like Arizona, have caused prices to jump notably in others,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “With California facing a deluge of water from Tropical Storm Hilary, some level of refinery problems that could impact gasoline prices could arise, and with eyes on a more active Atlantic, the next few weeks will bring additional volatility to what motorists can expect at the pump.”

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data. GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country.

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