As the weather starts to warm you can expect gas prices to rise as demand increases as we approach spring. People from all around the state may be driving to Wapato to buy gas because that's where you'll find the cheapest gas in the state of Washington on this Monday selling for $3.44 a gallon.

GAS PRICES ARE UP IN YAKIMA THIS WEEK

In Yakima Average gasoline prices have risen 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.90 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima.
Prices in Yakima are 10.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 3.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.44/g while the highest was $5.19/g, a difference of $1.75/g. The national average price of diesel has fallen 7.7 cents in the last week and stands at $4.38 per gallon.

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WHILE GAS PRICES ARE UP IN WASHINGTON THEY'RE DOWN NATIONALLY

GasBuddy officials the national average price of gasoline has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.33 per gallon today. The national average is down 17.6 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 26.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

AS THE WEATHER WARMS SO TO WILL GAS PRICES AS EXPECTED

"The national average has resumed its decline after a pause last week as oil and wholesale gasoline prices fell on worrisome inflation figures showing the Fed likely to ramp up rates to slow inflation," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Some nine out of 10 states saw declines over the last week, so the drops are showing up for most across the country, with the exception of the West Coast as the transition to summer blends continues, and in the Great Lakes, where prices cycled last week but have now resumed declining. For the weeks ahead, tradition tells us to expect prices to move up eventually, but that could be at least be partially offset by inflationary data that continues to be hotter than expected, leading to anxiety that the Fed will boost interest rates and cooling the economy and oil demand considerably."

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.17/g, up 4.5 cents per gallon from last week's $4.13/g.
Seattle- $4.34/g, up 3.1 cents per gallon from last week's $4.30/g.
Washington- $4.13/g, up 3.3 cents per gallon from last week's $4.10/g.

REMEMBER WHEN?

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
February 27, 2022: $3.86/g (U.S. Average: $3.59/g)
February 27, 2021: $2.99/g (U.S. Average: $2.72/g)
February 27, 2020: $2.95/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)
February 27, 2019: $2.70/g (U.S. Average: $2.42/g)
February 27, 2018: $2.89/g (U.S. Average: $2.53/g)
February 27, 2017: $2.74/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
February 27, 2016: $1.94/g (U.S. Average: $1.74/g)
February 27, 2015: $2.30/g (U.S. Average: $2.37/g)
February 27, 2014: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
February 27, 2013: $3.58/g (U.S. Average: $3.79/g)

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