Gas prices continue to fall

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Gasoline prices in Tacoma have fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 271 stations in Tacoma. This compares with the national average that is unchanged  versus last week to $2.83 per gallon.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 38.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 7.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 2.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 46.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

“Gas prices nationally saw little change in the last week as oil prices saw a mini-resurgence back to $69 per barrel, stifling the broad relief we saw at pumps the week prior,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “With Labor Day dead ahead, we may see a small rise in the national average this week, depending on oil’s move, but largely, this seems like the last week we’ll see elevated prices as demand is set to drop with the conclusion of Labor Day weekend. The Atlantic remains quiet, so there’s little chance of a major disruption for the time being, with the overall consensus that we’ll soon see prices falling once again across most of the country.”

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