The price at the pump is the lowest it has been in Idaho on this date since 2009. That's despite the cost of gas going up for more than a month.
Gas prices have risen for 36 of the past 41 days, says AAA Idaho. Despite that, Idaho's average price for a gallon of gas is just $2.07. It hasn't been that low on April 5 since 2009, when it hit $1.97 a gallon. In 2012, we were paying $3.78 for gas in early April.
Dave Carlson with AAA Idaho says Idaho's price right now is very close to the national average of $2.05. That's rare, he says. Usually Idaho gas prices jump around, compared to the national price.
The cost of a barrel of oil rallied a bit two weeks ago, jumping up to $41. But now it's down to $35. AAA Idaho says there is more crude oil in storage now than there has been in several years.
But summer is on the way, along with the switchover to summer-blend gasoline. It will take a few weeks for the fuel to reach all the way across the country, but once it does, the price of gas may go up. The summer-blend costs more to produce. Plus refinery maintenance and the summer demand for more gas will likely lead to higher prices.
"Idaho prices will likely rise in the coming weeks [but] . . . will not resemble anything like the prices we've seen in the past five years," says Carlson.
Here's how much gas cost every April 5 since 2009.
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