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Gas prices in Washington state hit record high, up $2 from last year

Jun 13, 2022, 2:45 PM | Updated: 4:18 pm

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Gas prices over $5.00 a gallon are displayed at gas stations. (Photo by Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

(Photo by Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

For the first time ever, the price for a gallon of gas has risen above $5.00 in the United States.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) says the national average is $5.014 per gallon. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Washington State is $5.55, according to AAA.

Worst likely yet to come for rising inflation, gas prices across Seattle area

In King County, it is $5.67 a gallon. In Snohomish County, $5.56, and in Pierce County is $5.55 a gallon.

Increasing summer demand for fuel and the war in Ukraine is pushing prices higher, according to GasBuddy, a tech company dedicated to finding the cheapest fuel for its users.

GasBuddy also says issues at refineries or a hurricane would increase the price of gas. If you want to save at the pump this summer, shop around for the best prices, pay with a gas card, or use a gas rewards card.

A year ago today, gas was just $3.067 per gallon, according to AAA data. Gas prices have risen 62% over the past 12 months. Gas prices have even jumped 15% over the past month alone nationally.

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