It's the start of a new week and if you're driving to the gas station the average price per gallon in Washington state is $4.18 per gallon. But in Yakima the price is $3.81 per gallon down 0.3 cents over the last week according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima.


Prices in Yakima are 9.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 1.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. If you pump diesel the price has 6.9 cents in the last week and stands at $4.45 per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline is unchanged  in the last week, averaging $3.37.
A short drive to Wapato and you'll find the cheapest gas in the valley and some of the cheapest gas in the state.


Gas in Wapato was priced at $3.49 a gallon on Sunday.
The lowest price in the state Sunday was $3.39 per gallon while the highest was $5.09 per gallon.


"Motorists across many areas of the country have seen gas prices inching down for another week, while some states have moved higher. We've seen some refinery challenges in pockets of the country, while others are starting the transition to summer gasoline, weighing on prices. For diesel, the outlook remains bright with prices continuing to fall, " says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Oil prices have softened over the last week, helping to limit any upside at the pump, with strong economic data leading to concern that the Fed will continue to use interest rates to slow the economy. This could weaken demand as we head into the peak summer driving season. For diesel, the great news is that the most common price in the U.S. for diesel is now $3.99 per gallon, with average prices continuing to drop. In the next couple of weeks, diesel will finally flip to deflationary compared to a year ago, which is excellent news for the economy."


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

February 20, 2022: $3.83/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g)
February 20, 2021: $2.78/g (U.S. Average: $2.64/g)
February 20, 2020: $2.98/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
February 20, 2019: $2.71/g (U.S. Average: $2.38/g)
February 20, 2018: $2.87/g (U.S. Average: $2.52/g)
February 20, 2017: $2.68/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
February 20, 2016: $1.93/g (U.S. Average: $1.71/g)
February 20, 2015: $2.20/g (U.S. Average: $2.27/g)
February 20, 2014: $3.28/g (U.S. Average: $3.38/g)
February 20, 2013: $3.49/g (U.S. Average: $3.77/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $4.13/g, up 12.4 cents per gallon from last week's $4.01/g.
Seattle- $4.30/g, up 6.9 cents per gallon from last week's $4.24/g.
Washington- $4.10/g, up 10.0 cents per gallon from last week's $4.00/g.

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