It's Monday and if you're filling up the tank you'll be saving the most money because GasBuddy officails say gas prices rise by the end of the week. Yakima driver are seeing another drop in prices this week down 0.6 cents per gallon selling for an average of $4.36 per gallon according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima.

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GasBuddy says prices in Yakima are "28.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 58.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has declined 5.5 cents in the last week and stands at $5.01 per gallon."
The cheapest gas in the Yakima Valley is selling at the Wolfden in Wapato for $3.88 cents per gallon. The national average price of gasoline has fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.67 per gallon today. The national average is down 26.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 52.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

It's a mixed bag of prices around the nation

“We continue to see the national average price of gasoline decline, now for the thirteenth straight week. But, we're seeing drastically different price behaviors from coast to coast, with some areas seeing noticeable increases while others are seeing decreases," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Refinery issues in California are leading to increases in areas supplied by the state’s refineries, including areas of Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and of course, California. Gasoline supply remains tight for the East Coast with some modest moves up, while prices continue to edge lower in the Plains, South and areas of the Great Lakes. For now, I believe the drop in prices will overpower the increases, leading to potentially another decline this week, but we're in a very fragile time and certainly could see a broader move higher in the weeks ahead."

Remember yesteryear when prices were under $3 a gallon?

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
September 12, 2021: $3.78/g (U.S. Average: $3.15/g)
September 12, 2020: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
September 12, 2019: $3.11/g (U.S. Average: $2.56/g)
September 12, 2018: $3.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
September 12, 2017: $3.03/g (U.S. Average: $2.65/g)
September 12, 2016: $2.65/g (U.S. Average: $2.17/g)
September 12, 2015: $2.77/g (U.S. Average: $2.35/g)
September 12, 2014: $3.82/g (U.S. Average: $3.41/g)
September 12, 2013: $3.68/g (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)
September 12, 2012: $4.02/g (U.S. Average: $3.86/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.47/g, down 4.7 cents per gallon from last week's $4.51/g.
Seattle- $4.79/g, down 5.6 cents per gallon from last week's $4.85/g.
Washington- $4.58/g, down 4.3 cents per gallon from last week's $4.62/g.

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