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How gas prices have changed in Montana in the last week

Gasoline prices are ending the week several cents higher on average than the week prior, according to AAA data.

For now, prices have remained relatively stable given analysts' forecast that drone attacks on Russian oil and gas infrastructure might drive prices for oil higher.

"Renewed Ukrainian attacks on Russia's oil infrastructure and increasing tension in the Middle East spiked oil prices recently," AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement this week. "And with the cost of oil accounting for roughly 60% of what we pay at the pump, there will likely be some upward pressure on prices."

The total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, is expected to drive one of the largest, if not the largest, travel periods of 2024. The event is expected to draw up to 4 million visitors to cities in the eclipse's path of totality, potentially driving gasoline demand higher—and possibly prices with it.

Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Montana. Gas prices are as of April 5.

Montana by the numbers
- Gas current price: $3.59
- Week change: +$0.00 (+0.1%)
- Year change: +$0.37 (+11.4%)
- Historical expensive gas price: $4.97 (6/19/22)

- Diesel current price: $4.02
- Week change: -$0.00 (-0.1%)
- Year change: -$0.01 (-0.3%)
- Historical expensive diesel price: $5.91 (6/30/22)

Metros with most expensive gas in Montana
#1. Missoula: $3.61
#2. Billings: $3.61
#3. Great Falls: $3.55

States with the most expensive gas
#1. California: $5.28
#2. Hawaii: $4.71
#3. Washington: $4.59

States with the least expensive gas
#1. Colorado: $3.07
#2. Mississippi: $3.10
#3. Oklahoma: $3.18

This story features writing by Dom DiFurio and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 50 states.


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