Gas prices fell last week, likely to begin climb upward

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Gasoline prices in Tacoma have fallen 7.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.05 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 271 stations in Tacoma. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.22 per gallon.

“After a brief hiccup that saw the nation’s average gas price rise for two days last week, the overall trend remains in favor of lower gas prices, even as oil prices have rallied. The window for cheap gas prices continues to close, however, and by mid-February will likely be completely closed- so do take advantage of the low prices while they last,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While eleven states are seeing their statewide average under $2 per gallon, nearly half of the nation’s gas stations are selling under $2 per gallon. In fact, while the average price remains higher, the median gas price in the U.S. sits at $2.07 per gallon- much of which can be blamed on much higher gas prices on the West Coast- where more relief in the form of lower prices can be expected.”

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