Time To Fill The Tank? It’s Cheaper This Week Than Last Week
Good news for Yakima drivers gas prices are down over the last week. According to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in the valley, prices have fallen 0.9 cents when compared to last week selling for an average of $4.59 a gallon Tuesday.
PRICES ARE UP OVER THE LAST MONTH IN YAKIMA AS SUMMER DRIVING STARTS
Prices in Yakima are 36.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 78.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. If you pump diesel in your vehicle the price is down 3.7 cents in the last week and stands at $3.85 per gallon.
Looking for the cheapest gas in the Yakima valley? It's always found in Wapato priced at $3.94 a gallon. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.94 a gallon while the highest was $5.79 a gallon.
EVEN THE NATIONAL PRICE HAS FALLEN OVER THE LAST WEEK
GasBuddy officials say the national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.56 per gallon Tuesday.
A MIXED BAG OF PRICING AROUND THE COUNTRY THESE DAYS
"It has been a quiet week for the national average, with little overall movement in average gas prices nationally even as oil prices have been a bit unstable. Some states have seen minor increases while others have seen decreases, and the mixed bag is likely to continue for the time being with oil prices a bit all over the place," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
DEHAAN SAYS IT'S A WAIT AND SEE TIME FOR PRICES THIS SUMMER
"While gasoline demand continues to inch up, we could see additional pressure on pump prices, while the price of diesel continues to see downward movement. While the uncertainty over the direction of the economy is a major player in preventing oil's rise, inventories of oil and gasoline do remain tight, preventing much additional downward movement as well. We'll have to see which of those factors emerges as a winner to predict when the next large movement in prices could be. We're also seeing more tropical activity in the Atlantic that could pose challenges in the weeks ahead as hurricane season ramps up."
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
June 20, 2022: $5.37/g (U.S. Average: $4.97/g)
June 20, 2021: $3.50/g (U.S. Average: $3.05/g)
June 20, 2020: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.12/g)
June 20, 2019: $3.26/g (U.S. Average: $2.66/g)
June 20, 2018: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
June 20, 2017: $2.76/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
June 20, 2016: $2.59/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g)
June 20, 2015: $3.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.80/g)
June 20, 2014: $3.88/g (U.S. Average: $3.68/g)
June 20, 2013: $3.79/g (U.S. Average: $3.60/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.80/g, up 10.6 cents per gallon from last week's $4.70/g.
Seattle- $4.95/g, up 10.8 cents per gallon from last week's $4.84/g.
Washington- $4.84/g, up 9.3 cents per gallon from last week's $4.75/g.