(November 11, 2019) - Washington gas prices have fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.36/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 stations. Gas prices in Washington are 9.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 5.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Washington is priced at $2.80/g today while the most expensive is $3.99/g, a difference of $1.19/g. The lowest price in the state today is $2.80/g while the highest is $3.99/g, a difference of $1.19/g. The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $1.92/g while the most expensive is $5.49/g, a difference of $3.57/g.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.61/g today. The national average is down 3.5 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 6.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $3.41/g, down 4.6 cents per gallon from last week's $3.46/g.
Seattle- $3.51/g, down 3.9 cents per gallon from last week's $3.54/g.
Yakima- $3.33/g, down 2.7 cents per gallon from last week's $3.36/g.
"It looks like average gas prices in most areas saw a modest uptick again in the last week, for the second consecutive week on continued optimism over a China/U.S. trade deal and another decline in gasoline inventories, which pushed wholesale gas prices higher in most areas," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "In addition, some areas of the Great Lakes saw prices spike due to price cycling, a local trend, and with the stock market and interest rates heading up there's been a strong belief that the economy continues to chug along, boosting oil demand in it's wake as well, leading to an unusual trend in the fall: gas prices that aren't falling but stable or increasing. About the only region that has seen some relief in recent days and will see prices drop notably will be the West Coast, but only after gas prices in those areas soared on refinery kinks, power outages and more. California will likely soon slide back under $4 per gallon while the Pacific Northwest- Washington and Oregon- see declines of 10-25 cents over coming weeks. For the rest of the country, we'll see some limited price drops with the possibility of prices holding or even rising again this week, following oil prices higher."
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