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Average Tacoma gas price up 3.5 cents over one week

The average retail gasoline price in Tacoma has risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.65 per gallon Monday.
The average retail gasoline price in Tacoma has risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.65 per gallon Monday. AP file, 2015

Gas prices continue to climb.

The average retail gasoline price in Tacoma has risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.65 per gallon Monday, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

The $2.65 figure for Tacoma compares with a national average that has increased 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.38 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Prices were 44.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 10.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 16.8 cents per gallon during the past month and stands 41.8 cents per gallon lower than this time a year ago.

The lowest price in Pierce County on Monday, $2.29 per gallon, could be found at a 76 station in Milton, according to tacomagasprices.com. In Olympia, the lowest price was $2.36 a gallon at the APP station on Fones Road, according to washingtongasprices.com.

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