Winter is coming and gas prices have taken a big drop. Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have fallen 12.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.47/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Yakima during the past week, prices yesterday were 9.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 22.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 19.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 21.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on October 9 in Yakima have ranged widely over the last five years:

$2.72/g in 2016, $2.49/g in 2015, $3.53/g in 2014, $3.60/g in 2013 and $4.03/g in 2012.

 

Areas near Yakima and their current gas price climate:

Tacoma- $2.93/g, down 3.3 cents per gallon from last week's $2.96/g.

Seattle- $2.99/g, down 3.2 cents per gallon from last week's $3.03/g.

Washington- $2.90/g, down 5.2 cents per gallon from last week's $2.95/g.