Yakima Drivers Bracing For Summer Gas Price Hikes
Filling up the tank this week? GasBuddy officials say average gasoline prices in Yakima are up 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.39 per gallon according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima. If you drive a vehicle that runs on diesel, that fuel is up 2.6 cents nationally in the past week and stands at $5.80 per gallon.
A short drive to Wapato will find the cheapest gas in the state
GasBuddy price reports show the cheapest station in the valley and the cheapest in the state can be found in Wapato selling for an average of $4.75 per gallon. The most expensive gas in the state is priced at $6.49 cents a gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.97 per gallon today.
Gas prices are up both locally and nationally
The national average is up 37.3 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.92 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.
GasBuddy officials say we could see another drop in national prices soon
“Finally some relief! For the first time in nine weeks, gasoline prices have fallen, following a broad sell-off in oil markets last week, pushing the national average back under the $5 level with most states seeing relief at the pump," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "I'm hopeful the trend may continue this week, especially as concerns appear to be mounting that we may be on the cusp of an economic slowdown, putting downward pressure on oil. But the coast isn't yet entirely clear. We could see the national average fall another 15 to 30 cents, if we're lucky, by the time fireworks are flying, barring any unexpected shutdowns at a time when the market is extremely sensitive to such."
What a difference a year makes
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
June 20, 2021: $3.50/g (U.S. Average: $3.05/g)
June 20, 2020: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.12/g)
June 20, 2019: $3.26/g (U.S. Average: $2.66/g)
June 20, 2018: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
June 20, 2017: $2.76/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
June 20, 2016: $2.59/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g)
June 20, 2015: $3.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.80/g)
June 20, 2014: $3.88/g (U.S. Average: $3.68/g)
June 20, 2013: $3.79/g (U.S. Average: $3.60/g)
June 20, 2012: $3.97/g (U.S. Average: $3.48/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $5.51/g, down 1.2 cents per gallon from last week's $5.52/g.
Seattle- $5.66/g, unchanged from last week's $5.66/g.
Washington- $5.51/g, up 0.3 cents per gallon from last week's $5.51/g.