Gas Prices Reach Five-Year Low to Close Out 2008

“Drivers will end 2008 with the lowest gas prices in nearly five years. The national average for regular unleaded drops four cents this week to $1.62, while Oregon′s average increases half a cent to $1.74. The national average hasn′t been this low since January 2004, while Oregon′s average is at its lowest point since February 2004." AAA Oregon …

Idaho, U.S. Pump Prices top $3.00; Diesel Sets $3.64 Record Price

BOISE – Three-dollar gasoline is back, and Idaho′s average diesel price has topped $3.64 for the first time ever, generating more questions than answers and uncertainty about where the markets will be a month from now, according to AAA Idaho. “Gas prices are rising to catch up with crude oil prices that closed above $95 …

Survey: Teens Admit Risky Behaviors Including ‘Texting’ While Driving

BOISE – A nationwide survey of a thousand teen drivers by AAA and Seventeen magazine shows that nearly half admit to text messaging while driving, while 66 percent say they have exceeded the speed limit by 10 miles per hour or more. The survey, featured in Seventeen magazine′s August issue, on newsstands July 10, shows …

Oregon Gasoline Prices Climbing; Diesel at Record Highs across the State

As the national average gasoline price backed off by about 4 cents to $3 per gallon during the past week, Oregon′s average price went up by almost a nickel to $3.04. “Essentially, we still have the same forces driving the price of crude oil, which dipped slightly, closing Monday at less than $74 per barrel …