Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On November 6, 2023, GasBuddy announced that the average gasoline prices in Montana have fallen 14.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.57 per gallon. Head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy Patrick DeHaan explains. 

“Prices in Montana are 42.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 30.2 cents per gallon lower than a year ago,” DeHaan said. “The national average price of diesel has fallen 6.6 cents in the last week and stands at $4.38 per gallon. The cheapest station in Montana was priced at $3.39 per gallon yesterday while the most expensive was $4.34 per gallon.” 

DeHaan said the national average price of gasoline has fallen seven cents per gallon in the last week. 

“The national average is now averaging $3.38 per gallon,” DeHaan said. “The national average is down 32.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 40.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.” 

DeHaan also mentioned that the national average price of gasoline has declined seven weeks in a row. 

“With cooler weather comes cooler gasoline prices, and as we inch closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, prices will continue to fall virtually coast to coast,” DeHaan said. “Eight states are now seeing average gas prices below $3 per gallon. While the national average is now at its lowest since March, the decline is likely to continue for at least another couple of weeks, with California likely soon falling below $5, while more states fall under $3.” 

According to DeHaan, millions of Americans already have access to $2.99 per gallon or cheaper, and he expects that number to continue to grow this week. 

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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