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January pump prices fall in Montana

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jan 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-12 12:21:06-05
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HELENA – Folks are continuing to pay less to fill up at the gas pump in Montana.

The automotive group AAA reports that low demand for gasoline this winter has helped total domestic gas stocks grow, causing pump prices to drop an average of 5.2 cents in Montana, to an average of $2.32 a gallon.

“Low demand has contributed to gasoline stock growth,” said AAA Montana spokeswoman Michelle Donati. “If this trend continues, pump prices are likely to continue their descent, which is good news for motorists filling up at the pump.”

The average price for a gallon of gas has fallen a whopping 42.5 cents over the last month in Missoula to $2.28. Last year at this time, the average stood at $2.58 per gallon.

Average gas prices in Billings and Great Falls currently sit at $2.29 per gallon, according to AAA.

Missouri and California hold the lowest and highest average price for the lower 48 states at $1.86 and $3.29 per gallon.