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Gas prices lower week over week, but slightly higher than a month ago

Average retail gasoline prices in Tacoma have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 271 gas outlets in Tacoma. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.04 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

On Monday, Costco at 37th and Steele streets and Arco on Orchard and 56th streets in Tacoma had the lowest price at $2.13, according to Tacomagasprices.com. In Olympia, the lowest price on Monday for gas was at the APP station on Fones Road Southeast at $2.16 a gallon, according to Washingtongasprices.com.

GasBuddy.com, in a release on Monday, said that Tacoma prices on Sunday were 59.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 2.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst, said in the release: “While some cities and states may see some slight bumps at the pump in the days ahead thanks to the fallout of the downing of a Russian fighter jet last week, we’re more focused on the upcoming OPEC meeting this coming weekend and the potential implications from any major change in oil production.”

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