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Gas Prices Up Over One Cent Per Gallon

Average gasoline prices in Montana have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.57/g Monday, April 15, according to Gas-Buddy's survey of 615 stations in Montana. Prices in Montana are 11.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 16.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel is down 1.2 cents in the last week and stands at $4.01 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Montana was priced at $3.28/g Sunday, April 14, while the most expensive was $3.99/g, a difference of 71.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state Sunday was $3.28/g while the highest was $3.99/g, a difference of 71.0 cents per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.60/g Monday. The national average is up 14.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 5.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to Gas-Buddy 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: April 15, 2023: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $3.66/g) April 15, 2022: $4.03/g (U.S. Average: $4.07/g) April 15, 2021: $2.73/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g) April 15, 2020: $1.87/g (U.S. Average: $1.81/g) April 15, 2019: $2.70/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g) April 15, 2018: $2.62/g (U.S. Average: $2.71/g) April 15, 2017: $2.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.41/g) April 15, 2016: $1.99/g (U.S. Average: $2.11/g) April 15, 2015: $2.30/g (U.S. Average: $2.39/g) April 15, 2014: $3.27/g (U.S. Average: $3.64/g) Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

•Idaho- $3.84/g, up 8.5 cents per gallon from last week's $3.76/g.

•Billings- $3.59/g, unchanged from last week's $3.58/g.

•Wyoming- $3.30/g, up 1.1 cents per gallon from last week's $3.29/g.

“With Iran's attack on Israel over the weekend, the stakes couldn't have been higher for a major potential impact on oil and gasoline prices. With the attacks largely thwarted and mostly unsuccessful, and with Iran signaling that their attack will be the end of their response, the risk to crude oil has diminished, and the situation is thankfully likely to de-escalate going forward,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at Gas-Buddy. 'If Israel, which has promised to respond with further attacks, indeed does press on, it could certainly still push oil prices higher. However, motorists can expect other factors to influence what they're paying at the pump. Motorists in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. will soon see a spike in prices as they make the leap to summer gasoline — as much as 20-50 cents per gallon higher in nearly a dozen states. On the West Coast, price increases should finally slow, but the national average will likely climb again in the coming week.'

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. GasBuddy data is accessible at http://prices.

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