Lower fuel prices continue for drivers in the South Sound. GasBuddy.com reported Monday that average retail gas prices in Tacoma have dropped 10.2 cents a gallon in one week. Nationwide, gas prices have fallen 6.7 cents a gallon, for an average U.S. price of $2.33 a gallon.
In Tacoma, gas prices on Monday averaged $2.73 a gallon, with the lowest prices found in Lakewood, at Shell on Pacific Highway Southwest near Cline Road Southwest and Mobil at Bridgeport Way Southwest and 108th St. Southwest, both at $2.31 a gallon, according to Tacomagasprices.com. In Washington state, the average price Monday morning was $2.79 a gallon, according to the website.
According to Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst: “The long mentioned switch back to simpler-to-produce winter gasoline will take effect Thursday, as EPA discontinues seasonal requirements across areas of the U.S. effective September 16. Countrywide, 49 of 50 states saw gas prices decline last week, with Ohio the only state to see a slight rise.”