Saving at The Pump in Yakima? You’ll Have to Drive to Wapato!
Even though gas prices are down in Yakima this week drivers are still paying record high gas prices. Officials at GasBuddy say average gasoline prices in Yakima are down 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.62 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima.
Wapato is the place where you'll save the most money on gas
Drivers in Yakima are paying 80.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and prices in Yakima stand $1.45 per gallon higher than a year ago.
Looking for the cheapest gas in the valley? It can be found at the Wolf Den in Wapato selling for an average of $4.02 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.93 while the highest was $5.79, a difference of $1.86 per gallon.
Gas prices haven't changed over the last week on the national side
On the national side the average price of gasoline is unchanged in the last week, averaging $4.23 per gallon today. The national average is up 62.4 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.38 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 drivers can expect a roller coaster ride for prices
“The decline we've seen in average gas prices has been slowing down, as oil prices have held above $100 after declining under that level as recently as a few weeks ago. For the near future, we’ll see a mix of slight decreases and some potential increases mixed in. California markets should finally cool off and areas could even move lower in Southern California, while the Great Lakes could see gas prices jump up after having fallen for the last week or so," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "While the national average should start to stabilize for the time being, there's no telling what's around the corner, at least for now, as the volatility in oil prices persists."
Remember when you paid these prices?
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
March 28, 2021: $3.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
March 28, 2020: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $1.98/g)
March 28, 2019: $2.99/g (U.S. Average: $2.70/g)
March 28, 2018: $3.02/g (U.S. Average: $2.64/g)
March 28, 2017: $2.80/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
March 28, 2016: $2.23/g (U.S. Average: $2.04/g)
March 28, 2015: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.43/g)
March 28, 2014: $3.57/g (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)
March 28, 2013: $3.63/g (U.S. Average: $3.64/g)
March 28, 2012: $3.98/g (U.S. Average: $3.92/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.76/g, up 1.4 cents per gallon from last week's $4.74/g.
Seattle- $4.88/g, up 0.9 cents per gallon from last week's $4.87/g.
Washington- $4.71/g, down 0.4 cents per gallon from last week's $4.72/g.