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.