Big Bump in Prices at The Pump in Yakima This Week
A big jump in prices this week as you drive to the gas station to fill the tank. Gas prices in Yakima are up 35.1 cents a gallon selling for an average of $4.92 per gallon on Monday according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in the valley.
AT LEAST THE PRICE OF DIESEL IS DOWN ON A MONDAY
GasBuddy says prices in Yakima are 20.5 cents per gallon higher than they were last month and 9.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
If you pump diesel the national average price of diesel has fallen 0.7 cents in the last week and stands at $4.52 per gallon Monday.
A short drive to Wapato and you'll find the cheapest gas in the state priced at $4.40 per gallon.
EVEN THE NATIONAL PRICE OF GAS IS DOWN JUST THE OPPOSITE IN WA
GasBuddy says the national average price of gasoline has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.77 per gallon Monday. The national average is down 2.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 1 cent 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.
MAYBE DROPPING PRICES IN THE NEAR FUTURE
"While this week saw average gasoline prices moving higher again in the West, most of the nation saw a noticeable decline in gasoline prices. However, with California allowing the transition to winter gasoline to begin immediately, easing supply concerns, we're likely to see nearly the entire country see gasoline prices trend lower in the week ahead," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
October 2, 2022: $5.01/g (U.S. Average: $3.78/g)
October 2, 2021: $3.75/g (U.S. Average: $3.19/g)
October 2, 2020: $2.71/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
October 2, 2019: $3.11/g (U.S. Average: $2.67/g)
October 2, 2018: $3.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.90/g)
October 2, 2017: $2.94/g (U.S. Average: $2.53/g)
October 2, 2016: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
October 2, 2015: $2.55/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
October 2, 2014: $3.64/g (U.S. Average: $3.32/g)
October 2, 2013: $3.64/g (U.S. Average: $3.37/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $5.06/g, up 14.2 cents per gallon from last week's $4.91/g.
Seattle- $5.23/g, up 7.5 cents per gallon from last week's $5.16/g.
Washington- $5.09/g, up 11.4 cents per gallon from last week's $4.97/g.
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