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Tacoma gas prices stop falling

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Dec. 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
December 30, 2011 1:41 pm

After long descent from May’s over $4 prices, Tacoma’s retail gas prices appear to have hit the bottom for the year and have stabilized there.

According to, the average price for a gallon of regular today was $3.387 a gallon, just .1 cent greater than on Friday last week. A month ago, gas was averaging $3.525 a gallon locally.

Two Costco stores and two Arco stations were selling gas for $3.25 a gallon or less today making them the lowest price stations in the Tacoma area.

Nationwide, the average price for gas was $3.258 a gallon. Washington prices are generally higher because of higher gas taxes and a more limited number of competitors in this area.

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