Time To Fill Up The Tank With Cheaper Gas
Driving to the gas station today you'll be paying less than last week if you're in eastern and central Washington State. GasBuddy officials say average gasoline prices in Yakima are down 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.77 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima. GasBuddy officials say prices in Yakima are 26.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 4.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
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If you pump diesel the price has fallen 5.2 cents in the last week and stands at $4.60 per gallon. The state average is $4.13 a gallon.
You'll find the cheapest gas in the Yakima valley in Wapato. Gas was priced at $3.23 per gallon Sunday the lowest price in the state of Washington.
The national price is also down this week
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.44 per gallon today. The national average is up 17.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 1.7 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."
Declines for the first time in a while on the national side
"For the first time in 2023, the national average price of gasoline has seen a weekly decline, primarily thanks to a sharp and sudden drop in the price of oil," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "While the decline in both gasoline and diesel prices is terrific, it’s not unusual to see prices falling in February, which tends to be the month with some of the lowest gasoline prices of the year thanks to seasonally weak demand. For diesel, we're likely to see more declines, and potentially much more significant in the weeks ahead as imports of distillate have accelerated, leading to a sell off. And, with warmer weather ahead, demand may struggle as well. However, especially for gasoline, high levels of coming maintenance and the eventual transition to summer gasoline could lead today's declines to reverse down the road. For now, motorists should enjoy the decline, but be wary as we're likely to eventually see increases again down the road."
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
February 6, 2022: $3.82/g (U.S. Average: $3.42/g)
February 6, 2021: $2.72/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
February 6, 2020: $2.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
February 6, 2019: $2.73/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
February 6, 2018: $2.93/g (U.S. Average: $2.61/g)
February 6, 2017: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.26/g)
February 6, 2016: $1.97/g (U.S. Average: $1.74/g)
February 6, 2015: $2.02/g (U.S. Average: $2.16/g)
February 6, 2014: $3.20/g (U.S. Average: $3.26/g)
February 6, 2013: $3.32/g (U.S. Average: $3.55/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.02/g, up 2.8 cents per gallon from last week's $3.99/g.
Seattle- $4.22/g, up 1.5 cents per gallon from last week's $4.21/g.
Washington- $4.03/g, up 1.3 cents per gallon from last week's $4.02/g.