Gas prices are holding steady in the Tacoma area, according to fuel price monitoring site GasBuddy in its weekly update.
Prices on Monday averaged $2.88 a gallon, according to tacomagasprices.com. The lowest price Monday listed at the site was $2.59 a gallon, found at Tacoma’s Costco and numerous Tacoma and suburban Arco stations.
In Olympia on Monday, the lowest price listed at washingtongasprices.com was also $2.59 a gallon, at two Olympia Arco stations (Evergreen Park Drive at Cooper Point Road, and 7291 Martin Way East).
“As oil prices have hit a bit of a rough patch in the last two weeks, gasoline prices have stumbled as well with a majority of states seeing a weekly pullback in retail prices,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, in Monday’s news release. “For now, there’s a major tug of war going on with oil prices — a move higher or lower in the week ahead could determine the direction of prices the next few weeks or longer,” DeHaan said.