Average gasoline prices in Yakima are down again this week after falling almost 12 pennies a gallon last week. Prices in Yakima this week have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon, averaging $4.23 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima.

LOWER PRICES DURING AN ELECTION YEAR

Prices in Yakima are 18.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 15.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest gas in the valley is at the Wolf Den in Wapato priced at $3.75 per gallon. Statewide gas selling for an average of 4.55 a gallon in Washington state down from 4.57 last week.

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HERE COME MORE DECLINES NEXT MONTH

The summer driving season is now underway and we've seen a mix of high and low prices. Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy says "June tends to be a month of smooth sailing, where we see gas prices decline in most areas, and that's a trend that looks the most likely for drivers, barring unexpected refinery snags or a tropical storm developing. The national average over Memorial Day was down ever so slightly compared to last year—after adjusting for inflation, prices were down about 10 cents per gallon. Not a terrible way to kick off summer!"

WHILE LOWER PRICES ARE HAPPENING IN WA STATE BUT NOT THE NATIONAL SIDE

GasBuddy officials say the national average price of gasoline has risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.56 per gallon today.

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REMEMBER WHEN?

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
May 28, 2023: $4.39/g (U.S. Average: $3.55/g)
May 28, 2022: $5.03/g (U.S. Average: $4.60/g)
May 28, 2021: $3.43/g (U.S. Average: $3.04/g)
May 28, 2020: $2.33/g (U.S. Average: $1.97/g)
May 28, 2019: $3.46/g (U.S. Average: $2.81/g)
May 28, 2018: $3.38/g (U.S. Average: $2.96/g)
May 28, 2017: $2.85/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g)
May 28, 2016: $2.53/g (U.S. Average: $2.32/g)
May 28, 2015: $2.90/g (U.S. Average: $2.74/g)
May 28, 2014: $3.84/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g)

WHAT YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ARE PAYING ON THE WESTSIDE

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.37/g, down 12.3 cents per gallon from last week's $4.50/g.
Seattle- $4.71/g, down 5.4 cents per gallon from last week's $4.76/g.
Washington- $4.49/g, down 5.0 cents per gallon from last week's $4.54/g.

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