Going To The Gas Station? It’s Getting Painful at The Pump
It's a big jump in gas prices and you are feeling it at the pump say officials at GasBuddy. In fact average gas prices in Yakima are up 47.4 cents a gallon in the last week selling for an average of $4.34 a gallon according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima.
Even the drive to Wapato won't save you a lot of money
GasBuddy says prices in Yakima are 51.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.27 per gallon higher than a year ago.
Even the drive to Wapato won't find cheap gas. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in the Valley is in Wapato where gas is selling for an average of $3.97 per gallon.
On the national side the average price of gas is up 46.5 cents per gallon over the last week selling for an average of $4.06 a gallon today. The national average is up 61.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.29 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.
GasBuddy officials say future gas prices are on the rise
“There are few words to describe the unprecedented rise in gasoline prices over the last week, with massive spikes coast to coast in both gasoline and diesel prices, as oil prices jump to their highest since 2008. Forget the $4 per gallon mark, the nation will soon set new all-time record highs and we could push closer to a national average of $4.50/gal. California could be heading for $5.50 per gallon with more stations charging $6 and beyond," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "We've never been in this situation before, with this level of uncertainty. As we lose a major global producer under the weight of deserving bipartisan sanctions for invading a sovereign country, the cost is high. Americans will be feeling the pain of the rise in prices for quite some time, with little good news foreseen."
Remember these prices?
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
March 7, 2021: $3.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.77/g)
March 7, 2020: $2.96/g (U.S. Average: $2.37/g)
March 7, 2019: $2.76/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
March 7, 2018: $2.92/g (U.S. Average: $2.53/g)
March 7, 2017: $2.77/g (U.S. Average: $2.30/g)
March 7, 2016: $1.99/g (U.S. Average: $1.81/g)
March 7, 2015: $2.47/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
March 7, 2014: $3.46/g (U.S. Average: $3.49/g)
March 7, 2013: $3.63/g (U.S. Average: $3.72/g)
March 7, 2012: $3.79/g (U.S. Average: $3.76/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.47/g, up 47.4 cents per gallon from last week's $4.00/g.
Seattle- $4.60/g, up 43.9 cents per gallon from last week's $4.16/g.
Washington- $4.42/g, up 44.3 cents per gallon from last week's $3.98/g.