As goes the Dow, so goes gas.
While the nation’s most-watched average of stock market prices soared to a new record this morning, so did the price of gasoline in the South Sound. A gallon of regular cost $3.332 in Tacoma on Tuesday, and by Wednesday morning it rose to $3.345.
Bellingham retained its place as the place for the state’s dearest gas, at $3.411 per gallon (also a record high on Wednesday), while Spokane closed relatively lowest at $3.154.
The Dow climbed above a record 13,240, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index beat a six-year high. In the “Huh?” department, crude oil fell below $64 a barrel in New York after an Energy Department report showed that refiners increased fuel output last week, and oil futures dipped 1.1 percent to $63.67. Futures are down 15 percent from a year ago.