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Gas Prices on the Rise in Washington

Posted: Updated: -- Gas prices in Washington are on the rise this week.

In Yakima and the Tri-Cities, gas prices went up about seven cents per gallon. In Yakima the average price of regular gas is $3.82, and in the Tri-Cities it is up to about $3.70 per gallon.

This time last year gas was about 20 to 25 cents cheaper in both Yakima and the Tri-Cities, and people in Yakima want to see a change.

"They need to go down.  People can't go anywhere.  You can't go on vacations.  It's too expensive to take a trip," one Yakima resident said.

"I don't know how the gas market is looking right now other than it's worse than it was a few years ago," Kelle Westbay of Yakima said.

"I want prices to go down, I don't know what the heck's going on in the Middle East.  Somebody just hiccups over there and gas prices go up so I think that's what's happening over here," said Yakima resident, Paul Eytschison

2008 was a record year for gas prices in both Yakima and the Tri-Cities when the average gas price was about 4-dollars and 30-cents per gallon.