It's still expensive but the price of gas in Yakima is down 16.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.74 per gallon, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima. Drivers in Yakima are paying 53.8 cents per gallon less than a month ago but prices are currently $1.03 per gallon higher than a year ago.

Do you buy diesel? It's a little cheaper this week

The national average price of diesel has declined 14.8 cents in the last week and stands at $5.27 per gallon.
A drive to Wapato will find the cheapest gas in the valley at the Wolfden. Gas is currently selling for an average of $4.25. The most expensive in the valley is $5.59 per gallon.  The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.99 per gallon while the highest was $6.09 per gallon.

Gas is also cheaper on the national side as well

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 15.9 cents per gallon in the last week, selling for an average of $4.17 today. The national average is down 65.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.02 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 have some good news about the future

“We continue to see average gas prices falling in every state, with the national average down for the seventh straight week. Even better, nearly 20 states have also seen their average decline to $3.99 or less, with over 70,000 stations now at that level or below," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "The outlook is for a continued drop in most areas, however, some supply tightness in areas of the Northeastern U.S. could push prices up slightly until inventories rise, or imports do. For now, Americans are seeing prices nearly 90 cents lower than their mid-June peak and are spending close to $330 million less on gasoline every day as a result. As long as oil prices hold at these levels or lower, we'll see another decline in most areas this week."

Remember the old days when gas was under $3 a gallon?

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
August 1, 2021: $3.72/g (U.S. Average: $3.16/g)
August 1, 2020: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
August 1, 2019: $3.15/g (U.S. Average: $2.72/g)
August 1, 2018: $3.32/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
August 1, 2017: $2.72/g (U.S. Average: $2.32/g)
August 1, 2016: $2.54/g (U.S. Average: $2.12/g)
August 1, 2015: $3.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.65/g)
August 1, 2014: $3.91/g (U.S. Average: $3.51/g)
August 1, 2013: $3.90/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g)
August 1, 2012: $3.61/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.79/g, down 17.9 cents per gallon from last week's $4.97/g.
Seattle- $5.18/g, down 14.0 cents per gallon from last week's $5.32/g.
Washington- $4.95/g, down 13.6 cents per gallon from last week's $5.09/g.

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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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