Seattle gas prices continue to rise entering October

Oct 5, 2022, 4:10 PM | Updated: 4:39 pm
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Gas prices continue to surge on the west coast. (Getty Images)
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the gas station, Seattle-area fuel prices have surged again.

In fact, gas prices rose by 38 cents over the past week.

Puget Sound Energy set to raise natural gas rates next month

Haunting issues remain

Of course, the usual suspects are to blame: Refinery issues, tightening supply, and increasing demand. None of that knowledge will help you at the pump.

Washington saw the fourth-largest spike in gas prices last week, hitting $5.29 a gallon. We have the country’s fifth most expensive gas prices. California led the way, with Nevada, Oregon, and Alaska close behind.

“At least six California refineries are undergoing maintenance, and there is a limited pipeline to supply the West Coast from locations east of the Rockies,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross told Patch, giving us another reason to be pessimistic.

Scary price trends

Despite the Biden administration’s efforts, the trend continues upward, and the war in Ukraine isn’t helping matters. Watch out for OPEC as well.

In Washington, gas prices are highest in San Juan ($5.99) and Skamania ($5.82) counties. In Eastern Washington, prices are averaging below $5.

If you’re looking for a reason to live in Auburn, we got one. The Walmart at 762 Outlet Collection Way has gas for $4 a gallon.

Maybe it’s time to reconsider remote work.

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Seattle gas prices continue to rise entering October