It’s Still Spendy to Take That Sunday Summer Drive in Yakima
Searching for cheaper gas prices? Everyone is doing that these days in Yakima and around the state.
DO YOU DRIVE TO THE YAKAMA RESERVATION FOR GAS?
Fortunately the Yakama Reservation is close so many drivers can take advantage of much more affordable gas in nearby Wapato.
Yakima gas prices are up 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.79 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 stations in Yakima. Gas prices in Yakima are 9.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.06 per gallon higher than a year ago.
GasBuddy says "the national average price of gasoline has fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.12 per gallon today. The national average is down 2.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 90.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago."
COULD THE HURRICANE IMPACT GAS PRICES?
"While the national average price of gasoline declined yet again over the last week, Hurricane Ida has been causing countless disruptions to critical infrastructure, including oil production, refineries and pipelines. We're likely to see a reversal this week, but motorists need not be too concerned at this point," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "I expect the national average to rise in the neighborhood of 5-15 cents per gallon in the next couple of weeks- far smaller than the impact from Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, but with damage assessments still to come, it’s possible we see slight deviation from that. While Colonial Pipeline shut Lines 1 and 2 as a precaution, it’s highly unlikely that this will cause any long-term disruption to fuel supply like we saw months ago after the company was hacked. The biggest question for refineries will be the flooding- which could alter the rise in gas prices, but the odds of a massive surge in gas prices nationwide are extremely low."
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
August 30, 2020: $2.74/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
August 30, 2019: $3.08/g (U.S. Average: $2.57/g)
August 30, 2018: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.83/g)
August 30, 2017: $2.90/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)
August 30, 2016: $2.57/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
August 30, 2015: $2.91/g (U.S. Average: $2.48/g)
August 30, 2014: $3.83/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
August 30, 2013: $3.70/g (U.S. Average: $3.58/g)
August 30, 2012: $3.95/g (U.S. Average: $3.83/g)
August 30, 2011: $3.78/g (U.S. Average: $3.61/g)