Filling the Tank Today? Expect to Pay More Again
If you're driving to the gas station today the average gas price in Washington state is $4.23 per gallon up from $4.21 last week. That's the 8th straight week of increases.
But if you're in Yakima average gasoline prices are up 3.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.93 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima.
DO YOU TAKE THE DRIVE TO WAPATO TO SAVE MONEY?
GasBuddy officials say prices in Yakima are 14.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 40.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. You know where to find the cheapest gas in the valley in Wapato priced Sunday at $3.49 per gallon. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.29/g while the highest was $5.19 per gallon, a difference of $1.90.
DO YOU PUMP DIESEL IN YOUR VEHICLE?
The national average price of diesel has fallen 4.6 cents in the last week and stands at $4.34 per gallon.
GET READY FOR MORE PRICE INCREASES THIS SPRING
"The national average rose last week as the transition to summer gasoline has now started across the entire country. The higher cost of these various blends is being passed along to motorists, as we see every year ahead of the summer driving season," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Some regions are moving to the required summer gasoline in different steps then others, and the fragmentation of required blends absolutely plays a role in these price increases. Logistical challenges in making the transition during a time when refiners are also doing maintenance work can create hotspots and lead to noticeable jumps in prices during the spring. While we may not see weekly increases, the overall trend will remain upward through much of the spring. By Memorial Day, most of the nation will be transitioned to their respective required blend of fuel, and gas prices could ease, but a $4 per gallon national average remains possible by then."
EVEN THE NATIONAL PRICE OF GAS IS UP MONDAY
The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.36 per gallon today. The national average is down 6.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 69.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
March 6, 2022: $4.34/g (U.S. Average: $4.06/g)
March 6, 2021: $3.05/g (U.S. Average: $2.77/g)
March 6, 2020: $2.95/g (U.S. Average: $2.39/g)
March 6, 2019: $2.75/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
March 6, 2018: $2.89/g (U.S. Average: $2.53/g)
March 6, 2017: $2.75/g (U.S. Average: $2.31/g)
March 6, 2016: $1.99/g (U.S. Average: $1.81/g)
March 6, 2015: $2.47/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
March 6, 2014: $3.44/g (U.S. Average: $3.47/g)
March 6, 2013: $3.64/g (U.S. Average: $3.72/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.17/g, unchanged from last week's $4.17/g.
Seattle- $4.33/g, down 0.5 cents per gallon from last week's $4.34/g.
Washington- $4.13/g, down 0.3 cents per gallon from last week's $4.13/g.
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