It's not bad enough that rent and mortgage rates are skyrocketing.

It's not bad enough that traffic is increasing, which means more money spent maintaining your vehicle.

It's not bad enough that a two-pack of Sriracha now costs $12.85.

Nope. We had to add a little sprinkle of grief on top of this mountain...in the form of higher gas prices.

Idaho, and America as a whole, have set records (again) for the price of a gallon of gas, and it's not pretty. Currently, the average cost of gasoline in Idaho is $4.57 per gallon, which is 14 cents higher than it was a week ago. That may not seem like a big increase, but it adds up when you're putting plenty of gallons into your vehicle.

It's actually worse in other states. Six states across the country are now paying over $5.00 for a gallon of gas, and in California, it's over six dollars. It's bad out there.

Why? Matthew Conde, AAA Idaho's public affairs director, has some insight:

The fact that (Idaho and the U.S. are) tied today isn’t an indication that things are improving in the Gem State – rather, it’s a sign of how awful things are getting everywhere. If the current trend continues, some drivers will have to make some really hard choices about how to budget for expensive fuel and still pull off a family road trip this spring and summer.

How are gas prices shaping up in your neighborhood? Let us know on Facebook so we can nail down the cheapest prices.

Gas Is Under $3 at These Six Treasure Valley Businesses

It seems that you can't go anywhere these days-- either in person or online--without hearing about GAS. Everyone is talking about it and while normally gas is something that most people would be too embarrassed to talk about, we're trying to figure out why it's such a hot topic right now! No matter the reason, we're here for the giggles and the gas and would like to highlight 6 local places that we're nearly certain can give you gas for under $3!