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Washington gas costs near highest in 7 years

The nation over gas costs are rising and relatively few others feel it more than individuals in Washington.

As indicated by AAA, the state normal is $3.83 a gallon, near the most exorbitant cost we’ve seen in around seven years.

“It’s kind of just across the board,” said Kelly Just with AAA. “We’re already dealing with prices that are elevated and this is just adding more pain at the pump.”

Part of the reasoning behind this pain is a result of the pandemic.

Since more individuals are inoculated, more are taking off, which wasn’t going on in 2020.

“It’s something you need to be cognizant of as you’re traveling,” Just said.

Despite the fact that costs are the most elevated in Seattle, a fuel truck driver deficiency is prompting costs getting even higher in more provincial regions.

On top of this, AAA says late conversations including the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, have slowed down prompting vulnerability on future oil supply.

“Along these lines, there’s sort of a lot of various variables in play that have forestalled the gas costs from steadying off like they have, that is the pattern we’ve found as of late,” Just said.

What’s more, the impacts are seen at our corner stores as well as in places like California too where a few stations presently have costs more than $5 a gallon.

AAA anticipates that those prices in Washington should climb an extra 10 to 20 cents throughout the next few weeks which would be higher than 2014’s record setting average of $3.97 a gallon.

Seattle right presently has the highest costs on average at around $3.95 a gallon.

The least expensive gas can be found in Clarkston, Washington on the eastern side of the state at $3.43 a gallon.

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