Gas prices have seen a spike in recent months, but we may finally be catching a break here in Idaho. According to AAA, the cost of cruise oil (which is what gasoline is made of) has risen exponentially. This drives the national average price of has up, making purchasing gasoline more and more difficult. 

 

And this isn’t new, I mean look at the increase in the cost of gas (and other goods) as inflation has increased over the years:

 

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.

 

Now, even though gas prices have been hard to stomach lately, we may be getting catching a break. At least, here in Idaho.

 

According to this article by KMVT Channel 11, Idaho is one of the ten states that saw gas prices actually decrease slightly this last week. 

 

The same article also told us this:

The Gem State’s average price for regular gas is $3.54 right now, which is five cents less than a month ago. But, it still is $1.24 more than it was a year ago. Yikes.

 

Regardless, Idaho is still pacing better than the rest of the nation. The U.S. average sits at $3.33 which is four cents more than a month ago. It also is 93 cents more than a year ago.

 

According to the same article by KMVT Channell 11, WTI is currently trading near $83 per barrel, which is $8 more than a month ago. And also $30 more than a year ago. Yikes.

 

Look, gas is expensive. We get it. That’s why we’ve also come up with a list of the cheapest gas stations to fill up here in Idaho:

 

These Are The 10 Cheapest Gas Stations In The Boise Area

If you are searching for the cheapest gas prices in the Treasure Valley, start here first. Here are the gas stations with the lowest prices right now, based on Regular Unleaded.

 

Also, be careful. There has been a bb gun shooter targeting parked cars recently. Make sure you report this if it happens to you! Let’s catch this guy.

 

Beware: Unknown Shooter Targeting Parked Boise Vehicles

 

Here’s how to prevent car break-ins too!

5 Proven Ways to Prevent Car Break-ins in the Treasure Valley

 

Look at this crazy 40-car-pile-up that happened recently!

Idaho Car Crash Footage from Fremont County Local Released

 

Oh and did you see this? Some car ran into a Verizon store in Kuna recently… 

Car Runs into Kuna Verizon Store with Cali License Plate Receives Hate

 

But all the talk was about their California license plate! 

Locals Respond to Car Running into Kuna Verizon Building