Idaho gas prices rise again

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Including the change in gas prices in Honolulu during the past week, prices on April 14 were 51.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 9.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The highest average prices per gallon last week were reported from California ($3.55); Hawaii ($3.48); Alaska ($3.22); Washington ($3.20); Nevada ($3.11); OR ($3.09); Utah ($2.97); Pennsylvania ($2.94); Idaho ($2.93); and NY ($2.80).

The national average price for gasoline is the highest in more than two years, AAA said.

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"Once that gasoline gets to the gas pump we see prices go up there because the gasoline is more expensive to add the additives in and more expensive to produce, so that cost gets passed on to the consumers".

Gas prices all around the country are on the rise as well, as the national average saw an increase by 2.2 cents per gallon last week, bringing the nation to an average of $2.73 per gallon.

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"There is tremendous volatility in the oil and gasoline market", AAA spokeswoman Jeanette Casselano said.

"The seasonal surge at gas pumps is in full motion, causing the most dreaded time of year for fearful motorists, especially of what may still be coming", he said.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice market was $2.57 on Monday, up less than a penny from last week and 6 cents higher over the month, AAA reported.

$2.33 per gallon in 2016 to $3.70 per gallon in 2013.

That means, "the reasons gas prices rise will shrink", DeHaan said.

States with the lowest average gasoline prices: Missouri ($2.42), Oklahoma ($2.43), Arkansas ($2.43), MS ($2.45), SC ($2.46), Louisiana ($2.47), Kansas ($2.48), Texas ($2.48), Alabama ($2.49) and Wyoming ($2.50).

"That could be very close to what we expect this time around", DeHaan said.

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