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CONSUMER ALERT: Idaho Gas Prices Above National Average

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho residents who fill up at the pump this week will pay 11 cents more per gallon than they shelled out last month - and a penny more per gallon than the national average.
    
The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/110S1Bl ) average regular unleaded gas prices jumped to $3.53 over the last 30 days, making Idaho one of only five states where prices rose since mid-March.
    
But prices are still cheaper than in some of Idaho's neighboring states. Californians will pay an average of $3.98 this week, while Oregon, Nevada and Washington's prices hover around $3.70.
    
This month's average is less than what Idaho residents chipped in at this time last year - average fuel costs rang in at $3.77 last April, 14 cents lower than the national average at the time.

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