Drivers in eastern and central Washington are paying almost 6 cents a gallon more to fill up the tank Monday as gas prices are averaging $4.60 a gallon. The statewide average is selling for $4.82 a gallon according to GasBuddy.
The national average price of diesel has risen 3.4 cents in the last week and stands at $5.32 per gallon.

A short drive will find the cheapest gas in the state

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station is in Wapato priced at $3.78 a gallon Sunday.
The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.71 per gallon while the highest was $6.19 per gallon, a difference of $2.48 per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 6.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.78 per gallon today.
The national average is down 11.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 37.8 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."

Patrick De Haan says he's optimistic about future prices

"Just over half of the nation's 50 states saw gasoline prices rise last week, pulling the national average back up for the time being due to big jumps in the Great Lakes and continued increases in New England and mid-Atlantic states," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "For now, the rise in the Great Lakes, brought on by tight supply, has already started to ease, and declines should start again. In the northeastern U.S., prices are likely to inch up a bit more. National diesel supply remains tight, but supplies of diesel did see a slight rise last week. The majority of stations, especially away from the East Coast and Northeast, should have very few issues with diesel supply, though some stations in those regions could see diesel delivery times slip. Brief outages at a limited number of stations are possible, but with refineries continuing to churn out product and maintenance wrapping up, I'm optimistic the situation will improve."

Remember the old days?

November 7, 2021: $3.76/g (U.S. Average: $3.41/g)
November 7, 2020: $2.64/g (U.S. Average: $2.10/g)
November 7, 2019: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.64/g)
November 7, 2018: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $2.73/g)
November 7, 2017: $2.91/g (U.S. Average: $2.55/g)
November 7, 2016: $2.70/g (U.S. Average: $2.20/g)
November 7, 2015: $2.42/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
November 7, 2014: $3.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.93/g)
November 7, 2013: $3.35/g (U.S. Average: $3.21/g)
November 7, 2012: $3.64/g (U.S. Average: $3.46/g)

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