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The Average Price of Gas In Washington 12 Cents Cheaper Than One Month Ago

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The AAA Auto Club says the average price of a gallon of gas in Washington is $4.23.

That's 12 cents lower than the record high that was set on July 6 in the state and, it's 27 cents higher than the national average of $3.96.

The auto club's survey for Monday found that that average price of diesel in Washington is $4.90.

That's eight cents off the record for diesel set on July 18.  The survey found the highest gasoline prices in Washington in Bellingham at $4.29 and the lowest in Spokane at $4.15.

Prices at other cities reported by the AAA: Seattle $4.24, Olympia $4.18, Vancouver $4.13, Yakima $4.23 and Tri-Cities $4.26.

A national survey shows gas prices have dropped a fraction below the $4-dollar mark. The average price of regular gasoline at self-serve stations was $3.996 a gallon Friday.

Mid-grade was $4.13 a gallon and premium went for $4.24.  That's according to the Lundberg survey of 7,000 gas stations nationwide, released Sunday.

Prices are at their lowest level since May 16 and are an average of 11.7 cents less per gallon than two weeks ago.

Still, the survey showed the average U.S.

Price for gas is $1.11 higher than it was a year ago.  Diesel was at $4.80.  The cheapest gas was in Wichita, Kanas, where the price for regular was $3.61 a gallon.

Anchorage ranked the nation's highest: $4.43 a gallon for regular.

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