Gas ON the rise again? Another Week of Wallet Emptying
Another week and another rise in gas prices in Washington state and in Yakima.
GasBuddy officials say average gasoline prices in Yakima have risen 3.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.97 per gallon today.
AT LEAST PRICES AREN'T HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME
According to a GasBuddy Survey of 91 stations in the valley Prices in Yakima are 14.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 73.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
DIESEL PRICES ARE DOWN FOR A SECOND WEEK
The national average price of diesel has fallen 4.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.30 per gallon.
YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE CHEAPEST GAS?
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in the valley is in Wapato priced at $3.43 per gallon.
The most expensive is $4.29, a difference of 86.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state is $3.43 per gallon while the highest was $5.33 per gallon.
GET READY FOR A RISE IN PRICES THIS SPRING
"With the transition to more expensive summer gasoline underway coast to coast, wholesale gasoline prices continue to inch up at a rate typical for this time of year, reflected in the national average rising for the second straight week," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "While oil prices edged slightly lower on weaker outlooks for economic growth, continued refinery maintenance and the higher cost of seasonal blends of fuel are offsetting oil's decline. The price of diesel, however, continues to slowly decline as we see consumption for diesel lighten up. The best news for both gasoline and diesel prices is how significant a drop we've seen from year-ago levels, with more disinflation to come in the weeks ahead, even as gas prices are likely to inch up."
THE NATIONAL PRICE OF GAS IS ALSO UP AGAIN THIS WEEK
The national average price of gasoline has risen 8.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.44/g today. The national average is up 7.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 87.7 cents per gallon lower 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.
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