Yakima Wants Cheap Gas and We Know Where to Find It
If you're driving to the gas station Monday average gasoline prices in Yakima are down 18.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.54 per gallon according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima. Prices in Yakima are 94.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 21.2 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
The national average price of diesel has fallen 14.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.77 per gallon.
Okay we are all looking for the cheapest gas so here's the answer
Looking for the cheapest gas in the Yakima Valley? It's in Wapato priced at $2.97 per gallon. If you're driving to the west side this week you may want to stop at Shree's on Gladmar Road in Thorp Washington. Shree's Truck Stop and gas station is selling gas at an average of $3.29 a gallon. Remember all the prices depend on if you're paying cash or paying with credit. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $2.75 per gallon while the highest was $5.09 per gallon.
Even the national price of gas is down this week
GasBuddy officials say the national average price of gasoline has fallen 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.09 per gallon Monday.
"The national average for a gallon of gasoline is down nearly $2 compared to six months ago, and heading into Christmas travel week, is at its lowest in a year and a half, saving Americans some $750 million every day," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "While the decline should take the national average under $3 per gallon in the next week or so, it is soon likely to fade as oil prices have held in the $70 per barrel range. But while the declines for gasoline may fade, diesel prices still have considerable ground to cover, and could fall another 50 cents or more in the weeks ahead. Fuel prices across the board have been plunging back into territory more Americans feel is normal, which could certainly boost economic sentiment going forward."
Gees remember filling up in 2020?
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
December 19, 2021: $3.75/g (U.S. Average: $3.29/g)
December 19, 2020: $2.57/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
December 19, 2019: $3.12/g (U.S. Average: $2.56/g)
December 19, 2018: $2.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.37/g)
December 19, 2017: $2.88/g (U.S. Average: $2.42/g)
December 19, 2016: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g)
December 19, 2015: $2.32/g (U.S. Average: $2.00/g)
December 19, 2014: $2.64/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)
December 19, 2013: $3.26/g (U.S. Average: $3.20/g)
December 19, 2012: $3.32/g (U.S. Average: $3.22/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $3.75/g, down 13.4 cents per gallon from last week's $3.88/g.
Seattle- $4.13/g, down 15.5 cents per gallon from last week's $4.29/g.
Washington- $3.83/g, down 16.4 cents per gallon from last week's $3.99/g.
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