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Tacoma gas is more expensive. Again.

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on May 2, 2007 at 11:30 am with No Comments »
May 2, 2007 11:30 am

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.

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