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Gas Price Update: Price of Regular Gas Not So Regular

The price of regular gasoline reached a record high on Thursday, June 2, hitting $4.71 per gallon. All 50 states now have average regular gas prices above $4.00 per gallon, according to AAA.

As prices continue to climb, President Biden acknowledged this week that there is little he can do to immediately alleviate this financial burden on Americans. However, there have been reports this week that the White House is considering a diplomatic visit to Saudi Arabia where Biden would meet with Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, making it likely that oil exports and ways to bring down gas prices in the U.S. would be a topic of discussion among the two leaders.

Tensions with Saudi Arabia, and Prince Mohammed specifically, have been high since the murder of U.S. journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. U.S. intelligence later revealed the Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi’s murder.

Below are updated prices and data using information provided by AAA. Gas prices are current as of June 2. State gas tax data is from World Population Review. Three states—Connecticut, Georgia, and New York—have temporarily suspended gas taxes to defray costs for consumers while prices are up.

Fuel for Thought

Washington by the numbers


Seattle by the numbers
– Gas current price: $5.41
— Washington average: $5.27
— Washington gas tax: $0.52 per gallon (#3 highest among all states)
– Week change: +$0.05 (+1.0%)
– Year change: +$1.69 (+45.5%)
– Historical expensive gas price: $5.41 (6/2/22)

– Diesel current price: $5.95
– Week change: +$0.04 (+0.6%)
– Year change: +$2.40 (+67.6%)
– Historical expensive diesel price: $5.95 (6/2/22)

Gas Prices in Auburn, WA
As of 06/08/2022 at 01:00 p.m. from GasBuddy – in no order

ARCO & ampm 3910 S 320th St $ 5.19 cash
Walmart 762 Outlet Collection Dr  $5.09
ARCO & ampm 3648 Auburn Wy N $ 5.19 cash 
Marathon 520 E Main St $ 5.39 cash 
ARCO 305 S At SE  $5.39 cash
Fred Meyer 801 Auburn Wy N $ 5.39
Safeway 101 Auburn Way S $ 5.39
76 & 7-Eleven 1602 A St SE   $ 5.19
7-Eleven 1539 21st St SE $ 5.199
7-Eleven 4026 A St SE  $ 5.15
76 1725 Auburn Wy N $5.49
76 1111 17th St SE $5.45 cash 
76 5011 S 288th St $5.49 cash 
Chevron 1692 Lake Tapps Pkwy E No New Data
Chevron & 7-Eleven 31980 Military Rd S
$6.09 cash 

Gas Prices in Pacific, WA
As of 05/25/2022 at 9:00 p.m.

ARCO & ampm 401 Ellingson Rd $5.15 cash
Chevron 174 Stewart Rd SW $5.79 cash
7-Eleven 415 Milwaukee Blvd N $5.39
Shell 1151 Valentine Ave SE $5.59 cash
76 406 Ellingson Rd $5.99 cash




There are no gas stations in Algona.

National Gas Prices

Metros with the most expensive gas
#1. Napa, CA: $6.50
#2. San Francisco, CA: $6.49
#3. San Rafael, CA: $6.49

Metros with the least expensive gas
#1. Lawton, OK: $4.07
#2. Albany, GA: $4.10
#3. Warner Robins, GA: $4.11

States with the highest gas tax per gallon
#1. Pennsylvania: $0.59
#2. California: $0.53
#3. Washington: $0.52

States 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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