Wapato Still The Best Place for Cheap Gas
If it's time to fill up the tank you're probably looking for the best price right? Officials at GasBuddy say you'll have to drive to Wapato to find the most affordable gas in the Yakima valley.
Gas prices are up again this week in Yakima
Currently you're paying 1.8 cents per gallon more this week than last week. Gas in Yakima is selling for an average of $3.79 a gallon today.
According to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 stations in Yakima gas prices are unchanged versus a month ago and stand $1.24 per gallon higher than a year ago.
GasBuddy price reports show the cheapest gas is in Wapato where gas is priced at $3.29 a gallon today.
Gas prices are down almost 6 cents on the national side
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.34 per gallon today. The national average is down 6.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.19 per gallon higher than a year ago.
"The downturn in average gas prices continued to gain momentum last week as oil prices remained at a hefty discount. This is largely due to continued anxiety over the omicron variant and because some countries have begun issuing lockdowns, keeping motorists in some countries from consuming as much fuel," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "While the Great Lakes region, the fastest to see prices respond to market fluctuations, is seeing hefty monthly declines approaching 30 cents per gallon, much of the rest of the country is lagging behind. But, we will see precipitous declines in the next week or two as stations continue to sell through higher priced inventory before slowly lowering their prices. It's not impossible given the conditions that price wars, where stations lower their price significantly, could emerge as stations now have considerable room to lower prices."
Remember prices were low just a year ago!
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
December 6, 2020: $2.55/g (U.S. Average: $2.16/g)
December 6, 2019: $3.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.59/g)
December 6, 2018: $3.11/g (U.S. Average: $2.43/g)
December 6, 2017: $2.90/g (U.S. Average: $2.47/g)
December 6, 2016: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.19/g)
December 6, 2015: $2.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.03/g)
December 6, 2014: $2.94/g (U.S. Average: $2.68/g)
December 6, 2013: $3.25/g (U.S. Average: $3.25/g)
December 6, 2012: $3.45/g (U.S. Average: $3.37/g)
December 6, 2011: $3.57/g (U.S. Average: $3.27/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $3.87/g, down 3.8 cents per gallon from last week's $3.91/g.
Seattle- $4.01/g, down 1.2 cents per gallon from last week's $4.02/g.
Washington- $3.86/g, unchanged from last week's $3.86/g.
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