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Gas prices drop slightly in area

Average Tacoma retail gas prices in Tacoma have fallen 1.4 cents a gallon in the past week, according to gasbuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Tacoma during the past week, prices over the weekend were 85.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 21.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, according to the fuel-price monitoring site.

In Tacoma Monday, the average price was $2.45, with Costco at 37th and Steele streets and Arco at Orchard and 56th streets tied for the lowest price at $2.07, according to tacomagasprices.com. In Olympia, the Arco station on Martin Way near the Nisqually Cutoff Road was the lowest at $2.09, according to washingtongasprices.com.

The state average Monday, according to washingtongasprices.com, was $2.48.

Staff report

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