No big savings for drivers this week in the Tacoma area.
Fuel price monitoring service GasBuddy.com said in its Monday news release that prices dropped a penny per gallon in the past week. The national average rose 3.1 cents a gallon.
“With West Texas Intermediate crude oil holding over $50 per barrel for the last several weeks, gasoline prices have moved higher in a majority of the country,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. “Some 39 states saw average gasoline prices rise last week, and this week may see a similar fate at the pump as retail gasoline prices continue to play a game of catch up to the three-week rally in oil prices.”
In Tacoma, the lowest price Monday was $2.25 a gallon found at five stations in the area, including the Tacoma Costco and several Arco stations.
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In Olympia, the lowest price Monday was $2.23 a gallon at the Arco station at Evergreen Park Drive and Cooper Point Road, according to washingtongasprices.com.