The slide in gasoline prices continues.
Average retail gasoline prices in Tacoma have fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.55 per gallon Sunday, according to a survey of 271 Pierce County gas outlets by the monitoring service GasBuddy.com.
The national average has remained at $2.12 per gallon.
Including the change in gas prices in Tacoma during the past week, prices Sunday were 51.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and 12.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, the service stated Monday in its weekly release.
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The national average has decreased 9.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 55.1 cents per gallon lower than one year ago.
The lowest price available locally Monday was $2.14 per gallon, offered at either a Central Tacoma Costco outlet or at an Arco station in southwest Tacoma, according to the monitoring website tacomagasprices.com.
“Many communities across the country have witnessed some form of a gas price rebound in the last week,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst. “As oil prices have continued to lift, gasoline prices may see additional slight increases in some parts of the country again this week, but overall, gasoline and diesel prices remain very low considering we’re nearing the conclusion of the summer driving season.”
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