Summertime gas prices appear to have stabilized in the South Sound after late May excursions above $4.30 a gallon and an early July plunge below $3.50.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the Tacoma area Friday was $3.63 a gallon for unleaded regular. That’s just 0.3 cent more than they were a week ago and just 2.4 cents more than they were a month ago in Tacoma.
That price is about 14 cents less than at this time last year.
The local price is about 13 cents a gallon more than the national average. The lowest price was reported by TacomaGasPrices.com as $3.43 a gallon at an Arco station in Midland.
In the Olympia area, the lowest price was $3.37 a gallon at an Arco station at Sleater Kinney Road Southeast and Martin Way.
In Federal Way, the cheapest gas was at an Arco at South 272nd Street and Pacific Highway South. Gas there was selling for $3.45 a gallon.