While prices are high they're down 5.4 cents per gallon if you're buying gas in Yakima Monday. GasBuddy says the average price of gas is $3.52 per gallon Monday. GasBuddy officials say prices in Yakima are 20.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 31.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. If you purchase diesel GasBuddy say the national average price of diesel has fallen 2.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.64 per gallon.

If you're willing to take a short drive you'll find the cheapest gas

If you're looking for the cheapest gas in the valley you'll have to drive to Wapato where gas was priced at $2.94 per gallon Sunday.
The most expensive gas in the valley $5.09 per gallon.The lowest price in the state yesterday was $2.92 per gallon while the highest was $5.09 per gallon, a difference of $2.17/g. On the national side the price of gas has risen 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.25 per gallon Monday.

GasBuddy Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis is optimistic

"Last week, the rise in gasoline prices continued, still due to previous refinery outages caused by the cold weather the week of Christmas. However, I'm optimistic that as refiners get back online, we could see the increases slow down as we head into the time of year when gasoline demand is at its weakest," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "While gasoline prices have rallied, average diesel prices continue to drift lower, which certainly bodes well for the overall economy. As long as refiners are able to get back online soon from previous cold-weather outages, we could see supply start to recover at the same time demand is weak, which could bring gas prices down again. The window of opportunity, however, is shrinking, and by late February or early March, we'll likely kick off the seasonal rise in gasoline prices."

Remember when?

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:

January 9, 2022: $3.83/g (U.S. Average: $3.29/g)
January 9, 2021: $2.56/g (U.S. Average: $2.32/g)
January 9, 2020: $3.02/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
January 9, 2019: $2.86/g (U.S. Average: $2.24/g)
January 9, 2018: $2.86/g (U.S. Average: $2.49/g)
January 9, 2017: $2.65/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g)
January 9, 2016: $2.31/g (U.S. Average: $1.97/g)
January 9, 2015: $2.32/g (U.S. Average: $2.16/g)
January 9, 2014: $3.31/g (U.S. Average: $3.30/g)
January 9, 2013: $3.32/g (U.S. Average: $3.30/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $3.77/g, up 13.2 cents per gallon from last week's $3.63/g.
Seattle- $4.02/g, down 5.2 cents per gallon from last week's $4.08/g.
Washington- $3.79/g, up 5.0 cents per gallon from last week's $3.74/g.

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