Have you been to the gas station to fill up the tank lately? Prices are on the rise again this week according to GasBuddy. They say prices are up 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week selling for an average of $3.74 a gallon according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 stations in Yakima.

PRICES ARE UP MORE THAN 22 CENTS IN THE PAST WEEK

Gas prices in Yakima are 22.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.02/g higher than a year ago. Drivers in Yakima are now paying 22.5 cents more per gallon than a month ago and prices Today are $1.02 higher than a year ago.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.16 a gallon today. The national average is up 10.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 98.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

GAS PRICES ARE SHOOTING UP AROUND THE COUNTRY

"Gas prices across the country have been a bit sideways in the last week with a mixed bag of decreases and increases, but overall, the national average hasn't seen much meaningful direction as oil prices remain under their early-July levels thus far thanks to OPEC coming to an agreement on production over the weekend," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "OPEC's plan is to raise oil production by 400,000 bpd each month until 2022, at which time OPEC's oil production will be back at pre-Covid levels. It's a positive development in light of U.S. gasoline demand which last week rose nearly 2%, which should act as a loose ceiling on the price of oil, and could mean we're even closer to seeing a peak in the national average if we haven't already."

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
July 19, 2020: $2.72/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
July 19, 2019: $3.19/g (U.S. Average: $2.77/g)
July 19, 2018: $3.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.85/g)
July 19, 2017: $2.75/g (U.S. Average: $2.27/g)
July 19, 2016: $2.58/g (U.S. Average: $2.19/g)
July 19, 2015: $3.12/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)
July 19, 2014: $3.90/g (U.S. Average: $3.58/g)
July 19, 2013: $3.86/g (U.S. Average: $3.67/g)
July 19, 2012: $3.60/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
July 19, 2011: $3.78/g (U.S. Average: $3.67/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $3.88/g, unchanged  from last week's $3.88/g.
Seattle- $3.95/g, unchanged  from last week's $3.95/g.
Washington- $3.76/g, down 1.1 cents per gallon from last week's $3.77/g.

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Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.