Will Summer Time Fuel Prices Keep You Closer To Great Falls
When it comes to summer travel, there are some things we know. For example, the unofficial start to summer travel is Memorial Day, which is Monday May 29th. The unofficial end of summer travel is Labor Day, which is Monday September 4th.
The other fact is that traditionally fuel prices go up in the summer during the peak travel season. Economists say it is due to supply versus demand. More demand means less supply therefore costs go up. Others would say the major oil companies are gouging the consumer. Whatever the reason, planning for a cost increase is smart to do.
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Let’s look at the 2023 statistics according to AAA.
- Current Cost of Fuel (Average) for US $3.507
- Current Cost of Fuel (Average) for MT $3.214
- Current Cost of Fuel (Average) for Cascade County $3.167
These are down from a year ago as the National Average in 2022 was $4.189 with a record high of $5.016 in June of 2022. Montana average was $4.062 with a high of $4.975 in June of 2022.
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Projections show that fuel should remain relatively level through the summer with a potential decrease in cost in the fall. Projections are not considered facts, only best guess scenarios.
That brings me back to my original question. Will fuel prices change your summer travel plans? There are many things to do In Montana that requires minimal travel.
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