Survey: Average gas price in Spokane rises 17.7 cents in past week

SPOKANE, Wash. — A recent study says the average price of gasoline in Spokane rose 17.7 cents per gallon in the last week.

According to a survey by GasBuddy, gas costs an average of $4.52 per gallon in Spokane. That’s 28 cents higher than a month ago and $1.34 higher than a year ago. It’s also 21 cents more than the national average, which is now $4.31 per gallon.

Out of the 187 gas stations used in the survey, the cheapest station in Spokane was priced at $4.26/g while the most expensive was $4.96/g, a difference of 70 cents.

Idaho’s gas prices also rose, currently sitting at an average price of $4.46 per gallon. That’s up 4.3 cents from last week’s $4.41/g. Washington’s average is $4.78/g, up 11.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.67/g.

The price increase comes after the national average rose 13.6 cents per gallon in the past week.

“Gasoline and diesel prices alike saw strong upward momentum last week as oil prices continued to climb after the EU signaled its desire to sanction Russian oil,” said GasBuddy analyst Patrick De Haan. “In addition, U.S. petroleum inventories saw yet another weekly decline as we near the start of summer driving season. Not only are diesel prices at a record high, they are at their largest differential to gasoline on record, surpassing the 98-cent difference in 2008 and currently standing at a $1.20 per gallon premium.”

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