Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - Montana gasoline prices have now dropped five weeks in a row. Patrick De Haan is the head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy and he provided the current numbers.               

“Average gasoline prices in Montana have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.44 per gallon today,” De Haan said. “Prices in Montana are 12.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 9.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.”             

As of Monday afternoon, many stations in Missoula had their prices set to around $3.47 per gallon.         

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Montana was priced at $3.22 per gallon yesterday while the most expensive was $3.89 per gallon.              

Montana is currently ranked 28th in the U.S. when it comes to the average price of gas, which is the same as week.            

“The national average price of gasoline has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.55 per gallon today,” De Haan said. “The national average is down 12 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 2.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 3.3 cents in the last week and stands at $3.86 per gallon.”          

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According to De Haan, the news continues to be good for motorists ahead of Memorial Day, with gasoline prices again falling, making it four straight weeks of declines for the national average. 

“The good news doesn't necessarily end there, either,” De Haan said. “GasBuddy's Summer Travel Forecast, coming out tomorrow, will also give motorists mostly good news for the rest of the summer, predicting that gas prices over the next few months will stay far under record levels and should continue trending lower as we get closer to July 4. While the Middle East, hurricane season, refinery maintenance, and any other unexpected disruptions or weather remain wildcards, this summer is shaping up to be mostly favorable for drivers hitting the road." 

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