As some of you know I'm a car guy. I own 5 and because I don't always get to drive them on a consistent basis ( meaning some sit for 2-3 weeks at a time) my car friends recommended that I use non-ethanol gas. I thought... what a great suggestion, this will keep my carburetors from getting clogged and damaged on my classic cars. Much to my dismay I found out that this non-ethanol fuel cost about a dollar more than regular gas. Needless to say I've become very aware of gas prices as I'm always looking for the best price to fill all 5 cars. I was on a Sunday drive with a bunch of my friends that own Super cars (Audi R8's, Lamborghini's, Acura NSX's etc.) and I just about went into shock when we pulled into refuel and saw that super unleaded was $3.43 per gallon. What is going on with Idaho gas prices? Well I did some research and here is what I found.

Here are are not so fun gas price facts courtesy of AAA:

  • The average price for regular this week in Idaho is $3.06 per gallon.
  • The national average decreased by a 1 cent.
  • Idaho's average price is 21 cents more than a month ago,
  • Idaho's average price is $1.02 more than a year ago. Meanwhile,
  • the U.S. average is $2.86, which is a dollar more than a year ago.

"We believe that April fuel demand will remain below where it was in 2019, because even though there's growing confidence in the vaccine rollout, we've still got a way to go before everything gets back to normal," says AAA Idaho spokesman Matthew Conde in a ktvb interview. "That said, fuel demand could certainly spike in the spring and summer, and if it does, gas prices could be on the move again."

Here are gas prices from around the state on April 12th

Boise - $3.19
Coeur d'Alene - $2.69
Franklin - $3.16
Idaho Falls - $2.99
Lewiston - $2.81
Pocatello - $3.05
Twin Falls - $3.15

 

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