Montana's gas prices dropped a bit over the last week in January and the state is still boasts the lowest statewide gas price in the U.S.

"It was another quiet week across the state of Montana, prices inched downward ever so slightly," said petroleum analyst Patrick Dehaan. "Prices in Montana declined, about a penny, to about 2.99 a gallon. This is really a highlight about what is going on across the country, that is, very little change taking place at the pump right now. This is really the quiet time of the year at the pump."

Dehaan says he expects to see higher prices in another week or two as gasoline pumps see more demand with warmer weather and stations begin carrying the more expensive summer-blend gasoline.