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Gas Prices Rising Slightly in Tri-Cities and Yakima, but Not Many Complaining

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The cost is going up slightly, but not many people are complaining.

That's partially because gas prices are still far lower than they were this summer, and because the average gallon in the Tri-Cities and Yakima is cheaper than the national and state average.  The average is $1.73 per gallon, which is 6 cents below the national average.

To give you an idea of prices around the state, gas in Bellingham and Seattle is $2.04 per gallon.  Only Spokane is lower than the Tri-Cities and Yakima with a gallon being $1.60.

When gas was coming down from its $4.30 high in the Tri-Cities and $4.32 high in Yakima, both highs were in July, and both cities were slower to drop than other cities around the state, and KNDU got plenty of calls and e-ails.  Now our prices are lower than most, and nobody's calling.

Gas prices tend to go up and down.  Sometimes we're higher, other times we're lower, but they typically even out.

If you want to compare the latest averages for yourself, look at the bar above, click on news, then on-air links.

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