After weeks of increases in gas prices Yakima drivers are enjoying falling prices at the pump this week. According to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima average gasoline prices in Yakima have fallen 23.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.67 per gallon today.

While gas prices are down diesel prices continue to climb

GasBuddy says prices in Yakima are 10.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 90.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel is up 4.0 cents in the last week and stands at $5.30 per gallon.
The cheapest gas in the Yakima Valley is in Wapato selling for an average of 3.70 per gallon on Sunday.  The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.59 per gallon while the highest was $6.29 per gallon.

Another week of falling prices

"Average gas prices have declined for the second straight week with significant declines in the West and Great Lakes having an oversized effect on the drop in the national average," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "With oil prices struggling a bit after reaching $93 after OPEC+'s decision to cut production, many regions could see falling gas prices again this week as demand continues to decline seasonally, especially if more data points to a significant economic slowdown. While gasoline prices have seen a large drop, diesel prices have been somewhat mixed, with prices heading higher in the Northeast as inventories drop to extremely tight levels ahead of the heating oil season. Motorists are reminded that the decline in gasoline prices is seasonal and should continue into the fall, and is unrelated to the coming election. Seasonality is king in driving prices, not the desires or hopes of politicians."

Even the national price is down

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 9.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.77 per gallon today. The national average is up 10.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 41.2 cents per gallon higher 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.
11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

We remember those cheaper prices

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
October 24, 2021: $3.77/g (U.S. Average: $3.36/g)
October 24, 2020: $2.63/g (U.S. Average: $2.15/g)
October 24, 2019: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.61/g)
October 24, 2018: $3.48/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
October 24, 2017: $2.89/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
October 24, 2016: $2.70/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
October 24, 2015: $2.39/g (U.S. Average: $2.20/g)
October 24, 2014: $3.28/g (U.S. Average: $3.06/g)
October 24, 2013: $3.50/g (U.S. Average: $3.31/g)
October 24, 2012: $3.92/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.87/g, down 20.7 cents per gallon from last week's $5.08/g.
Seattle- $5.19/g, down 18.7 cents per gallon from last week's $5.38/g.
Washington- $4.94/g, down 20.2 cents per gallon from last week's $5.15/g.

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