A dozen gas stations in the Tacoma area have joined the price-cutting frenzy this week after a Puyallup Tribe gas station late last week cut regular prices to $3.99 a gallon.
According to tacomagasprices.com 12 stations were selling gas below $4 a gallon Tuesday in Pierce County. The prices dipped as low $3.92 a gallon at the Safeway at 707 S. 56th.
The Flying J truck stop on Port of Tacoma Road was just a cent higher, and the perennial low price ARCO at Puyallup and Portland avenues matched that price.
The average price in the Tacoma area was considerably higher, $4.177, according to AAA Washington. That’s down 1.1 cent from Monday and 18 cents from a month ago. The price still has a long way to fall to reach the price a year ago, $2.922. The highest recorded average price this summer was $4.368 in Tacoma.
Statewide, the cost of a gallon was higher on average Tuesday, the AAA reported. The state average was $4.22.