If you're filling the tank Monday officials at GasBuddy say it's the day you'll save the most money at the pump. However compared to last week average gasoline prices in Yakima are up 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.61 per gallon, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima.

Prices in Yakima stand a $1.37 higher than a year ago

Prices in Yakima Monday are 5.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.37 per gallon higher than a year ago.
The cheapest station in the valley? You'll have to drive to Wapato where gas is priced at $3.99 per gallon. The most expensive was $4.99 per gallon. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.90 per gallon while the highest was $5.59 per gallon.
On the national side the average price of gasoline has fallen 7.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.10 per gallon today. GasBuddy officials say the national average is down 23.3 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.25 per gallon higher than a year ago.

There's good news about the price of gas at least in the short term

“Gas prices have continued to move in the right direction - down- saving Americans approximately $100 million every day compared to when prices peaked about a month ago. And, more good news is on the horizon: the national average this week will likely fall back under the critical $4 per gallon mark," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "It remains possible that gas prices may have hit their 2022 peak, barring the typical caveats like the Russia war on Ukraine, the economy, hurricane season and Covid don't take drastic and unexpected turns. Diesel prices are also falling and likely to go back under the $5 per gallon average this week. The situation for now continues to show signs of improving, with the national average falling back into the $3 range as early as this week."

Remember a year ago?

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
April 11, 2021: $3.24/g (U.S. Average: $2.85/g)
April 11, 2020: $2.53/g (U.S. Average: $1.84/g)
April 11, 2019: $3.21/g (U.S. Average: $2.82/g)
April 11, 2018: $3.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.67/g)
April 11, 2017: $2.85/g (U.S. Average: $2.40/g)
April 11, 2016: $2.24/g (U.S. Average: $2.04/g)
April 11, 2015: $2.56/g (U.S. Average: $2.39/g)
April 11, 2014: $3.67/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g)
April 11, 2013: $3.61/g (U.S. Average: $3.56/g)
April 11, 2012: $4.08/g (U.S. Average: $3.91/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.68/g, down 1.4 cents per gallon from last week's $4.70/g.
Seattle- $4.82/g, down 4.8 cents per gallon from last week's $4.87/g.
Washington- $4.64/g, down 5.3 cents per gallon from last week's $4.70/g.

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