Montana gas prices have risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 615 stations. Gas prices in Montana are unchanged versus a month ago, yet stand 27.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Montana is priced at $2.59/g today while the most expensive is $2.99/g, a difference of 40.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $2.59/g while the highest is $2.99/g, a difference of 40.0 cents per gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $1.89/g while the most expensive is $6.24/g, a difference of $4.35/g.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.64/g today. The national average is up 7.0 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 22.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Montana and the national average going back a decade:
Sept. 30, 2018: $3.00/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
Sept. 30, 2017: $2.61/g (U.S. Average: $2.54/g)
Sept. 30, 2016: $2.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
Sept. 30, 2015: $2.50/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
Sept. 30, 2014: $3.51/g (U.S. Average: $3.33/g)
Sept. 30, 2013: $3.58/g (U.S. Average: $3.38/g)
Sept. 30, 2012: $3.78/g (U.S. Average: $3.78/g)
Sept. 30, 2011: $3.64/g (U.S. Average: $3.44/g)
Sept. 30, 2010: $2.85/g (U.S. Average: $2.67/g)
Sept. 30, 2009: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Idaho- $2.71/g, down 2.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.74/g.
Billings- $2.63/g, down 1.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.64/g.
Wyoming- $2.66/g, up 0.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.65/g.
“Oil prices have cooled back off after Saudi Arabia brought a significant portion of oil production and processing back online, helping the national average to begin moving lower again, but don’t tell California- who saw a massive spike of nearly 25 cents per gallon in the last week, fueled by refining issues there,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While most of the country will likely see prices tip-toe lower as oil prices have moved lower, California will see prices move higher in the week ahead, with increases also possible in those areas that receive their gasoline from California- including Las Vegas. Prices in most of California were slightly higher earlier this year, but if they all rise by an additional 10-15 cents they may rival the highest level since 2014. Prices there will eventually start following the national average lower, but it may be several weeks before it becomes noticeable.”
GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. Unlike AAA’s once daily survey covering credit card transactions at 100,000 stations and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on 7,000 gas stations, GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data is accessible at http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.