Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:14 PM by Ben Trotter
Updated: Jan 3, 2013 6:17 PM
It's not un-heard of to be cash strapped at the holidays, but there's a silver lining to the New Year-
Gas prices in western Montana have fallen below three dollars a gallon this week.
This marks the first time in a year the price of a gallon of regular has been below three dollars, mirroring a similar cut that lasted for a few weeks last January.
According to AAA, gas prices in 2012 were the most expensive on record, with a national average of $3.60 a gallon.
The state with the highest national average for 2012 was Hawaii, at $4.31 per gallon.