Idaho is the 10th Most Expensive Place to Buy Gas

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A gallon of regular gas currently costs $3.83 in Boise, making Idaho the 10th most expensive place to fill your tank, according to AAA Idaho. We're up there with Hawaii ($4.34 per gallon), Alaska, California, Washington, Connecticut, Oregon, New York, the District of Columbia and Nevada. The national average for a gallon of gas right now is $3.59.

Gas prices climbed three cents since this time last week, and 24 cents since this time last month. A year ago today, the cost of regular gasoline was $3.79 per gallon. The highest price ever for Boise was in July 2008, when prices hit $4.12 per gallon.

The Idaho Press Tribune reports that the national average may continue to drop, or at least remain flat. Prices usually come down after the Fourth of July.

"It may be premature to speculate why this region is paying more for its gasoline," AAA Idaho spokesman Dave Carlson told the Tribune. He said this trend is similar to last year, too.