Pain In The Gas? Fuel Prices Continue To Rise Across Montana.
Another week and another rise in fuel. While there are a few counties across Montana where you can still get gas for under 4 bucks a gallon, more and more are seeing prices increase, which in the end is costing Montanans more each time they fill up.
Currently, according to AAA, the average price of gas in the state is 3.99 while a gallon of diesel is averaging out at 4.40 a gallon.
Of course, with Labor Day Weekend just around the corner, it's probably safe to assume that we could see prices continue to rise just in time for the holiday. So which counties have the highest and lowest fuel prices in the state? Let's find out.
As of this writing, the cheapest place to find fuel in Montana is in Richland County where a gallon of gas will cost you 3.69. The most expensive? That would be Wheatland County where you will pay 4.19 for a gallon of gas.
What about the most populated counties? It's just over 4 dollars a gallon for both Gallatin and Yellowstone Counties, and Missoula County is coming in at 3.92 a gallon.
The good news?
Compared to last summer at this time, we were paying 20 cents more a gallon for regular fuel and 40 cents more for diesel. Not to mention that back in June of 2022, a gallon of regular gas costs 4.97 a gallon in Montana.
So when can we expect to see lower prices?
That seems to be a question no one has the answer to. It's a hot-button topic that many people politicize and while there certainly seems to be some of that going on, for most of us, we just have to pay the price and go about our day.