It’s barely springtime, but that old unwelcome summer visitor, $3 gas, is headed back for a stay.
Just look at the distressing figures: the average price of regular gas in Washington hit $2.903 a gallon Friday according to AAA Washington. The price in Tacoma was even higher, $2.937 a gallon.
Prices for mid-grade and premium both topped the $3 mark statewide and in the Tacoma area. Mid-grade prices were $3.008 a gallon statewide on average and $3.042 in Tacoma. Premium was higher, $3.157 statewide and $3.194 in the Tacoma area, according to AAA.
Gas prices have risen steeply in the last month. Regular prices were up 37.9 cents from just a month ago statewide and 33.5 cents a gallon from the same time last year.