If you haven’t noticed, gas prices in Billings have taken another big jump!  Is there any relief in sight?  Don’t count on it!

As of this morning, AAA is reporting that gas prices are up 8¢ a gallon over last week to $3.67.  That’s only 49¢ shy of the all time high of $4.16 a gallon set in July 2008.  Statewide, Montana drivers are paying an average of $3.68 a gallon.  The national average meanwhile is $3.92 a gallon, 26¢ higher than a year ago!

And we can expect prices to keep going up, as many refineries have yet to switch to their summer blend which will tighten supplies.  Patrick DeHaan, a retail price expert with GasBuddy.com expects the national average to rise between $3.95 and $4.35 a gallon by the end of the month.

Are you kidding me? At those prices, a summer road trip is getting closer and closer to home, if it happens at all!  What about you?

By the way, the cheapest places to buy gas in Billings is still Costco and Sam’s, both at $3.59 a gallon.