Recently I drove across 6 states in 20 hours and I couldn't help but notice the difference in gas prices. When you drive 1500 miles in a V10 engine you go through quite a bit of fuel and it can add up but I was surprised at how affordable gas is in some states. This made me wonder how Idaho compares to other states. Here are some fun fuel facts according to ktvb and AAA.

  • The average price for a gallon of gas in Idaho is $2.43, which is seven cents more than a month ago, but 39 cents less than a year ago. That ranks Idaho as the 9th most expensive state.
  • The current U.S. average price is $2.19, which is the same as a month ago and 41 cents less than a year ago.
  • The most expensive fuel is in California, at $3.22 a gallon, and the cheapest fuel can be bought in Mississippi at $1.84 per gallon.
  • Labor Day could be a very busy holiday this year, with road trips representing 97 percent of all summer travel.

AAA idaho says that "Two powerful storms are making landfall in the Gulf Coast this week, and as a precaution, 58 percent of the crude oil production in the region is currently offline. Any significant operational delays could tighten supplies, forcing crude oil and finished gasoline prices higher across parts of the country."