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South Sound gas prices moving upward again

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on May 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm with No Comments »
May 7, 2013 1:04 pm

After a nearly month-long decline, South Sound gasoline prices are climbing upward again this week.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded regular in the Tacoma area hit nearly $3.73 a gallon Tuesday.  That’s up nearly 12 cents a gallon since last Tuesday.

That average price is the same as it was at the end of March in the South Sound.  Prices hit a low at the end of April when the average descended to about $3.58 a gallon.  In early March, those prices peaked at $3.86 a gallon.

Gas was still available at some stations for less than $3.50 a gallon Tuesday according to The News Tribune’s Gas Deal Finder.   Several Safeway stores, Costco and several Arco stations were selling gas for less than $3.50. In Olympia, the least expensive gas was $3.55 a gallon at an Arco station at 7291 Martin Way E.

South Carolina’s average gas price, $3.21 a gallon, was the least in the country.  Hawaii held its usual position atop the chart with prices of $4.31 a gallon.  Washington’s price was the 10th highest average in the country.


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