Yakima Drivers Be Ready To Pay More at The Pump
The price of gas is going no where but up.
That's the message from officials at GasBuddy. They say the average price of gas in is $3.84 today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima.
Get ready to dig deep for spring and summer fillups
Gas prices in Yakima have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week and there's no relief in site says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Not only are oil prices up, but the bulk of the nation is starting the multi-month transition to summer gasoline, further adding to the rise at the pump. In addition, cold weather in Texas last week caused some power outages at major refineries, further weighing on markets. I see no other potentials in the short term but additional price increases unless Russia does an about-face on Ukraine. Even then, we'll still see seasonality push prices up, so motorists should be ready to dig deeper."
You know where to find the cheapest gas in the Yakima Valley?
Prices in Yakima are 0.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.09 per gallon higher than a year ago.
So where do you find the cheapest gas? GasBuddy says it's in Wapato selling for $3.38 cents a gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.47 per gallon today. "The national average is up 16.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 97.2 cents 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."
wow! Remember these prices?
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
February 14, 2021: $2.75/g (U.S. Average: $2.50/g)
February 14, 2020: $2.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.43/g)
February 14, 2019: $2.65/g (U.S. Average: $2.30/g)
February 14, 2018: $2.93/g (U.S. Average: $2.55/g)
February 14, 2017: $2.68/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
February 14, 2016: $1.95/g (U.S. Average: $1.69/g)
February 14, 2015: $2.12/g (U.S. Average: $2.24/g)
February 14, 2014: $3.23/g (U.S. Average: $3.33/g)
February 14, 2013: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $3.63/g)
February 14, 2012: $3.40/g (U.S. Average: $3.51/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $3.95/g, up 0.4 cents per gallon from last week's $3.95/g.
Seattle- $4.12/g, up 0.5 cents per gallon from last week's $4.11/g.
Washington- $3.93/g, unchanged from last week's $3.93/g.
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