Yakima Gas Prices Down After Long Holiday Break
Driving to the gas station in Yakima on this Tuesday after the holidays you'll find cheaper gas prices. Officials at GasBuddy say average prices in Yakima are down 9.4 cents a gallon over the last week selling for an average of $3.57 per today. GasBuddy officials say prices in Yakima are 48.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 19.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
You know where to find the cheapest gas in the valley?
If you're looking for the cheapest gas in the valley you'll find it at the Wolfden in Wapato selling for $2.89 per gallon on Monday. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $2.79 per gallon while the highest was $5.09 per gallon.
The national average price of diesel has fallen 1.4 cents in the last week and stands at $4.67 per gallon.
The first sharp rise in months for the national price
"For the first time in two months, the nation's average price of gasoline rose sharply last week, as extremely cold weather led to many refinery issues, shutting down over a million barrels of refining capacity, pushing wholesale prices up," says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "In addition, China's reopening plans gave markets inspiration that global oil demand will start to recover, as China's nearly three year Covid-zero policies appear to be coming to an end. While the jump at the pump will likely be temporary as most refiners get back online after cold-weather related issues, some regions like the Rockies may see more price increases than others as cold-weather shutdowns hit the region fairly hard, with one refinery likely remaining down through the first quarter of 2023. Most areas have seen the bulk of the rise already hit, but should oil continue to rally, more increases could be on the way."
Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and the national average going back ten years:
January 2, 2022: $3.77/g (U.S. Average: $3.26/g)
January 2, 2021: $2.61/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g)
January 2, 2020: $3.01/g (U.S. Average: $2.59/g)
January 2, 2019: $2.92/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g)
January 2, 2018: $2.89/g (U.S. Average: $2.49/g)
January 2, 2017: $2.59/g (U.S. Average: $2.34/g)
January 2, 2016: $2.34/g (U.S. Average: $1.99/g)
January 2, 2015: $2.41/g (U.S. Average: $2.21/g)
January 2, 2014: $3.30/g (U.S. Average: $3.32/g)
January 2, 2013: $3.30/g (U.S. Average: $3.28/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma- $3.63/g, up 1.4 cents per gallon from last week's $3.62/g.
Seattle- $4.08/g, up 2.4 cents per gallon from last week's $4.05/g.
Washington- $3.74/g, down 4.5 cents per gallon from last week's $3.78/g.