Idaho gets a break on gasoline prices

Below-average gas prices across the Gem State are making travelers happy this time of year, one Riggins convenience store operator said.

“I think good prices are a good thing for everybody,” said Andrew Puderbach, who has owned the Riggins One Stop gas station and convenience store for about five months.

The American Automobile Association recently reported that Idaho’s average gas price continues to drop even as the U.S. average steadily increases. Pump prices in Idaho are now 10 cents cheaper than the national average.

At the Riggins One Stop, the current daily price is about $2.50 a gallon, although Puderbach said he has dropped it to $2.30 a gallon on occasion, depending on whether there are special activities happening, such as state basketball games, which draw travelers through town.