Gas Prices With Slight Improvement Recently
Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have fallen one cent in the past week averaging $3.30 per gallon according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima.
The national average has fallen 0.4 cents per gallon to $3.29 per gallon.
Prices are 0.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and 4.1 cents higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 6.8 cents per gallon during the past month and stands 3.4 cents higher than one year ago.
"As expected, the deep freeze during the last week impacted more than just the air temperature, but also kept a grip on gasoline prices," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Due to the slow demand that January and February typically see, it'd really take a monumental ice breaker to crack the grip that holds the national average in place."