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Gas Price Update: Price at the Pump Falls Despite Holiday Demand

Oil and gas prices are declining as fears of a recession loom large.The national average price at the pump fell “another 12 cents since last week to $4.67,” according to AAA. “The dip in the national average for a gallon of gas occurred despite a slight rise in demand, likely due to robust July 4th holiday automobile travel.”

The July 4th holiday caused an increase in demand at the pump. “Usually, more people buying gas would lead to higher pump prices,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “But the price for oil, the main ingredient in gasoline, has fallen and is hovering around $100 a barrel. Less expensive oil usually means less expensive gas.”

AAA graph showing gas prices from 2019-22
Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark, and Brent Crude, the world benchmark, briefly dipped below $100 per barrel this week. Regular gas prices hovered at $4.75 per gallon on July 7, down more than 25 cents in three weeks. Ten states have seen gasoline prices decrease by at least 10 cents per gallon just in the last week.
Here are the latest statistics on gas prices in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA metro area using data from AAA. The cheapest gas stations are from GasBuddy. State gas tax data is from World Population Review. Connecticut and New York have temporarily suspended gas taxes to help consumers while the cost of gas has increased.

Fuel for Thought

Washington by the numbers

Seattle by the numbers
– Gas current price: $5.59
— Washington average: $5.43
— Washington gas tax: $0.52 per gallon (#3 highest among all states)
– Week change: -$0.04 (-0.8%)
– Year change: +$1.66 (+42.1%)
– Historical expensive gas price: $5.69 (6/17/22)

– Diesel current price: $6.56
– Week change: -$0.03 (-0.4%)
– Year change: +$2.83 (+76.2%)
– Historical expensive diesel price: $6.58 (6/30/22)

Cheapest gas stations
#1. Astro: $4.44 (15218 Smokey Point Blvd, Marysville)
#2. 76: $4.48 (2802 Portland Ave, Tacoma)
#3. River Rock Tobacco: $4.69 (23704 13th Ave NE, Arlington)


Gas Prices in Auburn, WA
As of 07/11/2022 at 12:00 p.m. from GasBuddy – in no order

ARCO & ampm 3910 S 320th St $ 4.99 cash
Walmart 762 Outlet Collection Dr  $5.13
Shell 1204 E Mail St.   $5.05 cash 
ARCO & ampm 3648 Auburn Wy N $ 5.19 cash 
Marathon 520 E Main St $ 4.99 cash 
ARCO 305 S At SE  $5.09 cash
Fred Meyer 801 Auburn Wy N No New Data
Safeway 101 Auburn Way S No New Data
76 & 7-Eleven 1602 A St SE   No New Data
7-Eleven 1539 21st St SE No New Data
7-Eleven 4026 A St SE  No New Data
7-Eleven 2202 Auburn Way N  $ 5.19
76 1725 Auburn Way N $5.09
76 1111 17th St SE No New Data
76 5011 S 288th St $5.34 cash 
Shell 201 Auburn Way S $5.09 cash 
Big Nation Station 2802 Auburn Way S $4.79 
Chevron 1692 Lake Tapps Pkwy E No New Data
Shell 1439 Auburn Way N $5.19  
Chevron & 7-Eleven 31980 Military Rd S
$6.09 cash 

Gas Prices in Pacific, WA

As of 07/11/2022 at 12:00 p.m. from GasBuddy – in no order

ARCO & ampm 401 Ellingson Rd $4.99  cash
Chevron 174 Stewart Rd SW $5.69 cash
7-Eleven 415 Milwaukee Blvd N $5.19
Shell 1151 Valentine Ave SE $5.69 cash
76 406 Ellingson Rd No New Data



There are no gas stations in Algona.


National Gas Prices

Metros with the most expensive gas
#1. San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA: $6.42
#2. Napa, CA: $6.40
#3. Salinas, CA: $6.32Metros with the least expensive gas
#1. Warner Robins, GA: $3.94
#2. Albany, GA: $3.96
#3. Laredo, TX: $3.98States with the highest gas tax per gallon
#1. Pennsylvania: $0.59
#2. California: $0.53
#3. Washington: $0.52States with the lowest gas tax per gallon
#1. Alaska: $0.0895
#2. Hawaii: $0.16
#3. Virginia: $0.162

The above article originally appeared on Stacker and has been republished with permission. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified content provided by Stacker or GasBuddy. 


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