Gas Prices Rise in Washington, Hold in Wenatchee

Posted January 13, 2018

"We anticipate that consumers will see gas prices that will be higher than 2017, slightly lower than levels seen in 2014, with a yearly average of $1.19 per litre, the highest since 2014". The average price in Wisconsin was about $2.47 a gallon - unchanged over the previous week, and up about 4 cents over a year ago.

"Crude oil prices at the end of 2017 were the highest at the end of the year since 2013, helping to keep pump prices from their traditional January dip", said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.

The average price has risen 12 of the past 13 days, increasing 10.8 cents. CT lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are taking heat from motorists for considering a plan that raises the state's gasoline tax by three cents when prices at the pumps are creeping toward $5 a gallon.

Ogden- $2.39/g, flat from last week's $2.39/g.

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While several variables affect the price of gasoline, Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, said OPEC cuts in oil production mean oil inventories will begin 2018 about 50 million barrels lower than a year go.

This is the highest gas price for the week in metro Detroit since 2014.

Average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 gas outlets in Chattanooga.

In the greater Modesto area Thursday morning, the lowest price was $2.53, offered at Costco in Turlock and the Arco station at 3936 Mitchell Road in Ceres.

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High travel volumes over the holidays are to blame for the slight increase in prices.

Los Angeles is also expected to have one of the highest prices of gas in the nation at around $3.25 per gallon. This is $25 billion higher than previous year.

"I would be shocked if we saw greatly increased prices in gasoline in 2018", said Skylar McKinley, spokesman for AAA Colorado in Denver.

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