Living in Idaho we tend to take gas prices for granted. Both times that I moved back to the Treasure Valley I remember being pleasantly surprised at how affordable gas was here. After a while it became the norm and then on my fist visit to California, I was reminded of how lucky we are. On that particular day was over a dollar more per gallon in San Diego. Could Idaho see gas prices as high as $4 by the end of the year?

According to AAA the decline in production from winter storms, and the fact that people are travelling more after they've received the vaccine is going to continue to drive prices up and $3 to $4 is not entirely out of the question.

“I think certainly that confidence is there, there is already a new term being coined, 'vaccication,'” AAA Idaho spokesperson Matthew Conde told KTVB

“More people are starting to get out there and we've seen a 30-cent increase since the beginning of the year,” commented Conde.

If you look at the price of Crude oil, it's gone up consistently $48 to $63 a barrel ever since January.

Conde believes Idaho will see $3 a gallon by the 4th of July at the latest. This week the average for a gallon of gas in Idaho was $2.55. As much as we all dislike the California transplants we can't blame them for bringing the high gas prices with, this unfortunately has nothing to do with them. The good news is that you can find the cheapest gas prices near you by using gasbuddy.

 

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