Gas Prices on The Rise? You Know The Answer
Another rise in gas prices this week in Yakima. Gas prices are up 5.9 cents per gallon selling for an average of $3.75 a gallon according to GasBudyy's daily survey of 91 stations in the Yakima Valley.
Local gas prices are selling for $1.11 more than a month ago
Gas prices in Yakima are 6.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.11 per gallon higher than a year ago.
Two weeks ago gas was selling for an average of $3.05 a gallon in Wapato, the cheapest in the valley. Today that gas is still the cheapest at $3.13 a gallon. The most expensive is $3.99 per gallon, a difference of 86.0 cents per gallon.
The lowest price in the state today is $3.23 per gallon while the highest is $4.29 per gallon, a difference of $1.06 per gallon.
The national average price is up again this week
The national average price of gasoline is up 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.30 per gallon today. The national average is up 11.1 cents from a month ago and stands $1.15 per gallon higher than a year ago.
"The national average closed the week by climbing to yet another fresh seven year high, as the price of oil continues to drag gas prices along for the wild ride, leaving motorists on empty," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "With OPEC holding back oil production and strong global oil demand, the situation will no doubt pave the road with even higher gas prices in the weeks ahead. Until several bottlenecks ease, including supply chains and low global inventories of oil, natural gas and coal, we'll be stuck feeling the pinch of rising oil and gasoline prices. The bad news is that for now, all I see is the upward trend at the pump continuing into the weeks ahead with no sign of relief just yet."
We've certainly paid cheaper prices for gas
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
October 18, 2020: $2.64/g (U.S. Average: $2.15/g)
October 18, 2019: $3.33/g (U.S. Average: $2.66/g)
October 18, 2018: $3.49/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g)
October 18, 2017: $2.86/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)
October 18, 2016: $2.69/g (U.S. Average: $2.23/g)
October 18, 2015: $2.44/g (U.S. Average: $2.26/g)
October 18, 2014: $3.38/g (U.S. Average: $3.11/g)
October 18, 2013: $3.53/g (U.S. Average: $3.35/g)
October 18, 2012: $4.01/g (U.S. Average: $3.73/g)
October 18, 2011: $3.82/g (U.S. Average: $3.46/g)