Another week and another drop in gas prices in Yakima. Officials at GasBudddy say average gas prices in Yakima have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week averaging $4.49 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima. GasBuddy says prices in Yakima are 32.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 69.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has risen 7.3 cents in the last week and stands at $5.04 per gallon.

A short drive to Wapato for the cheapest gas in the valley

Looking for the cheapest gas in the valley? You'll find it selling for $3.95 per gallon in Wapato. The most expensive gas is selling for $5.59 per gallon.
“The national average has declined for another week, extending the slide for the eleventh straight week. Gas prices are now $1.20 per gallon lower than mid-June with Americans spending $450 million less on gasoline every day as a result," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Some issues have developed that we're keeping a close eye on, including the shut down of the largest refinery in the Midwest. While that refinery may get back online sooner rather than later, it's not impossible that down the road the situation could impact prices in the region. For the rest of the country, however, we'll continue to see prices moderate. This is of course subject to hurricane season, and it does appear that the tropics are starting to see some activity, so there's no guarantee the decline will continue."

The price of gas is also down on the national side as well

The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.84 per gallon while the highest was $5.79 per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 5.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.81 pe gallon today. The national average is down 39.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 69.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
August 29, 2021: $3.79/g (U.S. Average: $3.12/g)
August 29, 2020: $2.74/g (U.S. Average: $2.23/g)
August 29, 2019: $3.08/g (U.S. Average: $2.57/g)
August 29, 2018: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.83/g)
August 29, 2017: $2.91/g (U.S. Average: $2.40/g)
August 29, 2016: $2.57/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
August 29, 2015: $2.90/g (U.S. Average: $2.49/g)
August 29, 2014: $3.83/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
August 29, 2013: $3.69/g (U.S. Average: $3.56/g)
August 29, 2012: $3.92/g (U.S. Average: $3.81/g)

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