Montana One of Just 14 States With Rising Gas Prices This Week
Gas prices in Montana are rising even as the national average begins to fall.
"Average Gas prices in Montana continued their climb rising about three cents a gallon this past week ( January 8 - 14), the state wide average is about $2.28 while the national average has actually fallen about two and a half cents to $3.33," said Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
The price jump is the largest Montana has seen for months, and DeHaan says there are a lot of signs that 2017 will be more expensive for motorists than last year.
"By any metric it is not looking great compared to last year, motorists in Montana a year ago were shelling out just $1.90 so prices are much higher today at $2.28, but there's still some relatively cheap prices, Bozeman seeing average prices at about $2.16 a gallon while prices in Missoula are a bit higher at $2.29 at most stations," DeHaan said.
Prices are up in nearly all Rocky Mountain states, Montana was just one of 14 states that saw a price increase this week.