Driving Plans Impacted Because It’s Expensive to Fill Up the Tank
Gas is getting more expensive each day. In fact gas prices is now are up another 5.5 cents per gallon over the last week.
YAKIMA GAS IS GETTING CLOSE TO $4 A GALLON
Gas in Yakima is selling for an average of $3.72 a gallon according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 stations in Yakima. Gas prices in Yakima are 5.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and they stand $1.03 per gallon higher than a year ago.
GasBuddy officials say the cheapest gas in Yakima is selling for $3.19 per gallon while the most expensive is selling for $3.99 per gallon, a difference of 80 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $3.29 per gallon while the highest is $4.78 per gallon, a difference of $1.49.
BOTH LOCAL AND NATIONAL PRICES ARE UP AGAIN THIS WEEK
On the national side the price of gasoline is up 1.7 cents per gallon over the last week selling for an average of $3.16 per gallon. The national average is up 3.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 98.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
August 2, 2020: $2.69/g (U.S. Average: $2.17/g)
August 2, 2019: $3.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.71/g)
August 2, 2018: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
August 2, 2017: $2.64/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g)
August 2, 2016: $2.54/g (U.S. Average: $2.11/g)
August 2, 2015: $3.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.65/g)
August 2, 2014: $3.90/g (U.S. Average: $3.50/g)
August 2, 2013: $3.90/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g)
August 2, 2012: $3.63/g (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)
August 2, 2011: $3.80/g (U.S. Average: $3.70/g)
GAS IS EXPENSIVE ALL AROUND THE STATE
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $3.89/g, up 0.7 cents per gallon from last week's $3.88/g.
Seattle- $3.98/g, up 0.7 cents per gallon from last week's $3.97/g.
Washington- $3.79/g, up 4.0 cents per gallon from last week's $3.75/g.
"The downward move in the national average last week was short-lived with the national average rebounding last week on continued strong gasoline demand in the U.S. which has pushed oil prices back up after a brief lull," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "According to GasBuddy data, demand last week set another 2021 high, eclipsing the previous week's record as we head into the prime of the summer driving season. For the next week or two, we may continue to see gas prices inch higher, but once schools begin re-opening and vacation season ends, we'll likely see demand trail off, allowing for gas prices to decline gently heading into Labor Day."