KENNEWICK, Wash. - The price of gas is going back up again. According to AAA, Washington state is almost at the top of the list when it comes to high gas prices.
Many Tri-City residents said they are upset about the cost of gas and concerned about taking long road trips this summer.
This is the ninth straight week that the national gas price average has risen.
AAA reports that Washington ranks third behind Hawaii and California with average gas prices.
Tri-City resident Richard Best said he delivers newspapers and drives at least seven hours a day. He said he works three jobs and struggles to make ends meet.
He said the increase seriously affected his daily life. Best said, "We find that we have less money to live on. It cuts into our food and our expenses. It cuts into everything."
AAA also reported that the Tri-Cities is roughly 18 cents cheaper than cities on the west side of the state. Monday, the average price for a gallon of gas in the Tri-Cities was $2.81 which is about 34 cents higher than it was a month ago.
For the past year Washington prices have been higher than the national average.