The average price for gasoline in Billings held steady last week, now averaging $3.49 per gallon on Monday, according to gasBuddy.com's daily survey of 81 gas outlets in Billings.
This compares with the national average that fell 2.3 cents per gallon last week to $3.65 per gallon, according to gasoline price website gasbuddy.com.
Billings prices Monday were 25.9 cents per gallon lower than one year ago and are 17 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 16.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands unchanged compared to one year ago.
"Memorial Day weekend is now over, and believe it or not, many areas saw gasoline prices declining ahead of the long weekend," said Patrick DeHaan, gasbuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. "The U.S. national average dropped nearly three cents per gallon in the last week, while some areas saw an even bigger decline. The best news for motorists is that June typically brings some relief at the pump compared to where prices peaked in May."