Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week averaging $3.68 per gallon yesterday according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week to $3.59 per gallon according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Yakima during the past week prices yesterday were 31.2 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 15.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has not moved during the past month and stands 22.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"Gas price limbo has continued for another week, with average prices across the United States virtually the same as they were a month ago," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

"Opening week for football certainly brought more excitement than we've seen at the gas pump lately, but one thing is for sure- with gas prices averaging 22-cents per gallon lower than last year, there's a lot of extra hot dogs and beer that can be consumed instead of being redirected into the tanks of American motorists."

DeHaan says the Syrian situation bears monitoring and he is concerned with hurricanes but for now gas prices remain level. "In fact, the cumulative yearly average for a gallon of gas stands at $3.57/gal compared to one year ago when it was $3.62/gal so while motorists feel this has been a bad year for gas prices it hasn't been as painful as 2012.”