As summer driving approaches, gas prices in Yakima rise

As the summer driving season approaches, gasoline and diesel prices continue their upward trend. Average gasoline prices in Yakima have risen 6.8 cents per gallon over the past week, selling for an average of $4.62 per gallon according to GasBuddy’s survey of 91 stations in Yakima. GasBuddy officials say prices at Yakima are 6.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and $1.24 per gallon higher than a year ago. They also say the price of diesel has risen 22.6 cents nationally over the past week and stands at $5.51 per gallon on Monday.
GasBuddy’s price reports indicate that the cheapest station in the valley is at Wapato priced at $4.18 per gallon while the most expensive was $5.09 per gallon, a difference of 91.0 cents per gallon.

The trend is not good, it means that the prices are on the rise this summer

The state’s lowest price yesterday was $3.79 per gallon while the highest was $5.79 per gallon, a difference of $2.00 per gallon.
“Petrol and diesel prices saw strong upward momentum last week as oil prices continued to climb after the EU signaled its willingness to sanction Russian oil. U.S. oil inventories have seen another weekly drop as we approach the start of the summer driving season,” says Patrick De Haan, head of oil analysis at GasBuddy. “Not only are diesel prices at an all-time high, but they are at their highest differential over gasoline on record, surpassing the 98-cent difference in 2008 and currently sitting at a premium of $1.20 per gallon. refueling have seen a slight price increase, the diesel surge will be a double whammy as diesel prices will soon be passed through to retail channels, further increasing the cost of goods.”

People all over the country are suffering from rising prices

Domestically, gasoline prices have risen 13.6 cents per gallon over the past week, selling for an average of $4.62 per gallon. GasBuddy officials say the national average price rose 19.6 cents per gallon and is selling for $1.36 per gallon more than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Yakima and national average going back ten years:
May 9, 2021: $3.38/g (US average: $2.95/g)
May 9, 2020: $2.18/g (US average: $1.84/g)
May 9, 2019: $3.42/g (US average: $2.87/g)
May 9, 2018: $3.20/g (US average: $2.84/g)
May 9, 2017: $2.86/g (US average: $2.33/g)
May 9, 2016: $2.37/g (US average: $2.21/g)
May 9, 2015: $2.77/g (US average: $2.66/g)
May 9, 2014: $3.82/g (US average: $3.67/g)
May 9, 2013: $3.64/g (US average: $3.55/g)
May 9, 2012: $4.05/g (US average: $3.74/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Tacoma – $4.79/g, up 10.1 cents per gallon from $4.69/g last week.
Seattle – $4.91/g, up 8.4 cents per gallon from $4.83/g last week.
Washington – $4.78/g, up 11.2 cents per gallon from $4.67/g last week.

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