Washington gas prices started the year 15.9 cents per gallon less than last month, ending up at an average of $3.948 for unleaded statewide as of today.
However, unleaded prices at retail gas stations in Washington are 3.9 cents more than a week ago and five-tenths of a cent more than this time last year, according to AAA. Current Washington gas prices are still far below a record $5.555 set on June 14 of last year.
Diesel gas prices in Washington also decreased compared to last month by 30.1 cents per gallon. The average price for diesel fuel statewide is $4.982 as of today, one cent less than last week. Compared to this time last year, the average price for diesel is 96.2 cents higher but still below a record $6.465 set on June 30 of last year.