Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - Montana gasoline prices have now dropped six 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 $3.43 per gallon today,” De Haan said. “Prices in Montana are 10.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 17.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.”              

As of Monday afternoon, many stations in Missoula had their prices set to around $3.39 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 $4.49 per gallon.               

Montana is currently ranked 29th in the U.S. when it comes to the average price of gas, which is one spot lower than last week.             

“The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.56 per gallon today,” De Haan said. “The national average is down 6.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 1.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 2.9 cents in the last week and stands at $3.82 per gallon.”           

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With the summer driving season now underway, De Haan said average gas prices have seen ups in some areas and downs in others.  

“Most states are seeing prices slightly below their 2024 peak thus far, with some refinery issues in the Great Lakes weighing on prices there, while other areas, like the West Coast, have seen notable relief with more coming," said De Haan. "June tends to be a month of smooth sailing, where we see gas prices decline in most areas, and that's a trend that looks the most likely for drivers, barring unexpected refinery snags or a tropical storm developing. The national average over Memorial Day was down ever so slightly compared to last year—after adjusting for inflation, prices were down about 10 cents per gallon.” 

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