If you're filling up the tank on this Monday gas prices are down in Yakima. According to GasBuddy prices are down 11.9 cents a gallon selling for an average of $4.40 per gallon. GasBuddy officials say prices in Yakima are 22.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 62.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Even the cost of diesel is down this week

If you're pumping diesel the national average price of diesel has declined 6.7 cents in the last week and stands at $5.28 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in the valley is in Wapato priced at $3.85 per gallon Sunday.
The national average price of gasoline is down 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week selling for an average of $3.64 per gallon today.

Thanksgiving gas is cheaper this holiday season

"What an incredible turnaround in the last week. While a decline was expected in more states than last week, I didn't expect every single state to hop on the bandwagon so quickly. But, it's terrific news as motorists prepare for Thanksgiving travel, with tens of thousands of stations under $3 per gallon, and thousands more to join in the next few weeks, barring a dramatic turnaround," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Everyone will be seeing relief at the pump this week, with even more substantial declines on the way as oil prices plummeted last week to briefly trade under $80 per barrel. It's not impossible that if oil markets hold here, we could see a national average of $2.99 around Christmas, certainly the gift that every motorist is hoping for. Drivers shouldn't be in a rush to fill up as prices will come down nearly coast-to-coast into the heavily traveled Thanksgiving holiday."

What a difference a couple of year's makes in the price

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
November 21, 2021: $3.77/g (U.S. Average: $3.39/g)
November 21, 2020: $2.61/g (U.S. Average: $2.11/g)
November 21, 2019: $3.20/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
November 21, 2018: $3.25/g (U.S. Average: $2.58/g)
November 21, 2017: $2.96/g (U.S. Average: $2.52/g)
November 21, 2016: $2.58/g (U.S. Average: $2.13/g)
November 21, 2015: $2.39/g (U.S. Average: $2.08/g)
November 21, 2014: $3.05/g (U.S. Average: $2.83/g)
November 21, 2013: $3.24/g (U.S. Average: $3.21/g)
November 21, 2012: $3.53/g (U.S. Average: $3.42/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.58/g, down 11.9 cents per gallon from last week's $4.70/g.
Seattle- $4.80/g, down 12.1 cents per gallon from last week's $4.92/g.
Washington- $4.59/g, down 12.1 cents per gallon from last week's $4.71/g.

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To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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