As Temperatures Drop Gas Prices Climb in Yakima
As winter approaches gas prices are on the rise in Yakima and around the country. In fact Yakima gas prices are up 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week selling for an average of $3.80 per gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 stations in Yakima.
You're paying more than $1 per gallon than you did a year ago
If you're driving you may have noticed gas prices in Yakima are 1.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.18/g higher than a year ago.
"The jump in gas prices that started nearly a month ago is finally running out of steam for the time being, as oil prices have stabilized. Yet, some areas of California are still at or near all-time record highs for prices," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "While California's high prices will not become a nationwide norm, prices there will likely remain elevated due to refinery issues amidst the surge of rain and other refinery kinks. For most motorists, gas prices are likely to greatly slow their recent ascent, and we could even see some small declines in the week ahead. OPEC is planning to meet next week, and while it doesn't seem likely there will be any boost in oil output, its meeting and comments could easily drive the market up or down. The odds remain high that gas prices will remain near today's elevated levels going into the holidays, barring additional OPEC supply."
The cheapest gas is still in the lower Yakima Valley
So where do you find the cheapest gas in the valley? In Wapato where gas is selling for $3.20 per gallon. The most expensive gas is selling for $3.99 per gallon.
The lowest price in the state today is $3.13 per gallon while the highest is $4.29 per gallon, a difference of $1.16 a gallon.
Gasbuddy officials say the national average price of gasoline has risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.38 a gallon today. The national average is up 19.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.26 per gallon higher than a year ago.
Remember these prices?
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
November 1, 2020: $2.62/g (U.S. Average: $2.12/g)
November 1, 2019: $3.37/g (U.S. Average: $2.61/g)
November 1, 2018: $3.42/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)
November 1, 2017: $2.88/g (U.S. Average: $2.50/g)
November 1, 2016: $2.70/g (U.S. Average: $2.20/g)
November 1, 2015: $2.38/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
November 1, 2014: $3.14/g (U.S. Average: $2.98/g)
November 1, 2013: $3.42/g (U.S. Average: $3.26/g)
November 1, 2012: $3.76/g (U.S. Average: $3.50/g)
November 1, 2011: $3.81/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)