Idaho gas prices below national average

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(KMVT/KSVT) - Despite increasing prices at the pump, Idaho prices were just below the national average for the first time in more than a year.

As of Monday, national average gas price sat at $2.58 per gallon and Idaho's average was a cent less.

“With part of the country experiencing an unusually frigid winter, reduced demand for gasoline could be offset to some extent by increased demand for heating oil, keeping some upward pressure on oil and gas prices in those areas,” said Matthew Conde, public affairs director of AAA Idaho. “Where the weather has been more mild, fuel demand remains high. These market factors contributed to the recent three-year low in U.S. crude oil inventory, and partially explain why the national average continues to climb.”

The state currently ranks 24th for most expensive gas prices in the country.

According to AAA, the following is a list of gas prices in south sentral Idaho:

- Burley : $2.49
- Hagerman: $2.66
- Jerome: $2.60
- Ketchum: $2.86
- Kimberly: $2.63
- Twin Falls: $2.54

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