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Gas Prices: Are High Prices at the Pump Still Causing Financial Hardships?

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The national average price for a regular gallon of gas is now $4.11, falling seven cents since last week.

Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Washington using data from AAA. Gas prices are current as of April 11. State gas tax data is from World Population Review. Three states—Connecticut, Georgia, and Maryland—have temporarily suspended gas taxes to help consumers while the cost of gas has increased.

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Rising gas prices have caused financial hardship for 50% of Americans, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll released over the weekend, with about one in five people reporting that burden as serious or severe.

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Washington by the numbers
– Current price: $4.68
– Week change: -$0.03 (-0.7%)
– Year change: +$1.34 (+40.3%)
– Gas tax: $0.52 per gallon (#3 highest among all states)
– Historical expensive gas price: $4.74 (3/15/22)

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Gas Prices in Auburn, WA
As of 04/05/2022 at 12:00 p.m.

ARCO & ampm 3910 S 320th St $ 4.25 cash
 Walmart 762 Outlet Collection Dr  $4.29
ARCO & ampm 3648 Auburn Wy N $ 4.53cash 
Marathon 520 E Main St $ 4.55 cash 
ARCO 305 S At SE  $ 4.59 cash
Fred Meyer 801 Auburn Wy N $ 4.69
Safeway 101 Auburn Way S $ 4.69
76 & 7-Eleven 1602 A St SE $ 4.74
7-Eleven 1539 21st St SE $ 4.74
7-Eleven 4026 A St SE
$ 4.75
76 1725 Auburn Wy N $ 4.79
76 5011 S 288th St $4.74 cash 
Chevron 1692 Lake Tapps Pkwy E $No New Data 
Chevron & 7-Eleven 31980 Military Rd S
$5.19 cash 

Gas Prices in Pacific, WA
As of 04/05/2022 at 12:00 p.m.

ARCO & ampm 401 Ellingson Rd $4.45 cash
Chevron 174 Stewart Rd SW $4.79 cash
7-Eleven 415 Milwaukee Blvd N $4.65
Shell 1151 Valentine Ave SE $4.79 cash
76 406 Ellingson Rd $4.99 cash

 

 

 

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Metros with most expensive gas in Washington
#1. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett: $4.86
#2. Longview: $4.81
#3. Tacoma: $4.74
#4. Olympia: $4.72
#5. Vancouver: $4.71
#6. Bremerton: $4.69
#7. Bellingham: $4.61
#8. Walla Walla: $4.58
#9. Mount Vernon-Anacortes: $4.57
#10. Yakima: $4.55
#11. Wenatchee: $4.50
#12. Richland-Kennewick-Pasco: $4.38
#13. Spokane: $4.27
#14. Clarkson: $4.19

States with the most expensive gas
#1. California: $5.76
#2. Hawaii: $5.23
#3. Nevada: $5.11

States with the least expensive gas
#1. Missouri: $3.67
#2. Oklahoma: $3.67
#3. Kansas: $3.68

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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