Missoula Gas Prices Higher Than Most Montana Cities
Montana gas prices inched up another 2.8 cents over the second week of April as the slow, but steady increases continue to make a bigger dent in motorists pocketbooks.
"Prices are averaging about $2.31 a gallon today, up from last week, but still about a dollar under what they were last year," said gasbuddy.com Petroleum Annalyst Patrick DeHaan. It's been a little bit of an increase here and there, but it has added up. Prices are almost 10 cents a gallon higher than they were a month ago.
As far as big cities go, Missoula seems to be getting the raw end of the deal.
"Prices on the cheap side: Billings at $2.09, Great Falls $2.5, Bozeman at $2.21," DeHaan said. "Missoula is unfortunately not among the cheapest places in the states and average $2.24 a gallon."
Though prices are still climbing in Montana, many are predicting that gasoline will hit summertime lows that haven't been seen in a decade.