gas prices

California gas prices rise to most expensive in U.S., leaving Washington in 2nd place

BY: - August 3, 2023

After more than a month as the state with the highest gasoline prices in the country, the average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded in Washington slipped to No. 2 last week – just pennies below California.  But the change is not because prices in Washington are falling. They’ve stayed around the same level […]

Pipeline that Inslee blames for gas price spike has been open for nearly a month

BY: and - July 21, 2023

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday repeatedly blamed the closure of a major fuel pipeline in western Washington for driving the state’s gasoline prices to the highest in the nation. But the pipeline isn’t shut down and hasn’t been since late June, refueling debate over how much of the recent surge at the pump is a […]

High gas prices fuel talk of anti-gouging measures, cap-and-trade tweaks

BY: - July 13, 2023

With an average price of around $4.95 for a gallon of regular unleaded – the highest anywhere in the country – gas in Washington is expensive. That’s not in dispute.  But when it comes to the reasons for the spike, what to do about it, and how much the state’s new cap-and-trade program is to […]

New Yorkers look to Washington for advice on cap-and-trade

BY: - July 13, 2023

Architects of Washington’s cap-and-invest program on Thursday told designers of a similar carbon pricing initiative in New York that as money starts to roll in, they should be cognizant of higher costs borne by consumers. “I could go on and on about the exciting investments but part of the problem that we’re dealing with is […]

We’re No. 1. Washington gas prices are nation’s highest

BY: - June 21, 2023

Washington’s gas prices are now the highest in the country. The average price of a gallon of regular gas in Washington was $4.93 on Wednesday, surpassing California whose average was $4.86 and Hawaii at $4.73.  Washington’s price for mid-grade and premium fuel was also the highest in the country Wednesday, but the price for diesel […]