The demand for gasoline is higher than ever, and the price of gas in Idaho is reflecting that.

The Idaho AAA says that drivers used a record 413 million gallons of gasoline during the last week in May. This typically is an indicator on how much gasoline usage will occur in the summer. AAA Idaho Public Affairs Manager Matthew Conde explains:

Nationwide, we're currently experiencing the typical lull after Memorial Day, but such an unprecedented spike in holiday demand will have AAA and other organizations monitoring pump prices very closely in the coming days.

Conde expects a lot of Idahoans will be traveling this summer, which could lead to gas prices rising yet again. Currently, the national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline is $2.36. In Boise, you're paying $2.66 per gallon right now.

Idaho ranks seventh in the country for highest gas prices nationwide.

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