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Pain at the Pump: Gas Prices Topping $4 Per Gallon in Renton

Gas prices are inching to over $4 per gallon at gas stations in Renton, but prices are lower than they were the same time last year, according to NPR.

Gas prices in the Renton area are tipping the $4 mark for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel as road trip season approaches, but prices aren't expected to reach the levels seen in 2012.

According to NPR, national gas prices are about 15 percent lower than this time last year, due to a spike in crude oil production.

But, the pain at the pump is still very real for the average consumer. With Memorial Day only two weeks away, gas prices in Seattle are averaging at $3.964 per gallon. During this week in 2012, regular unleaded fuel cost $4.218 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.

Find the cheapest gas in Renton at USA Petroleum, at $3.64 per gallon. Other affordable options include 7-Eleven ($3.70), Fred Meyer ($3.73) and Safeway ($3.77). 

Question Mark May 13, 2013 at 10:54 PM
For some reason, the recent increases in Washington State have pushed gas prices around 30 cents higher than the national average. Is our economy booming that much?
dexterjibs May 14, 2013 at 04:05 AM
Gosh, now is the time for Democrats in Olympia and Washington DC to raise the gas tax once again. That way the government profit in gas sales can really sky rocket.
Kendall Watson May 14, 2013 at 04:26 AM
According to Gasbuddy.com, the highest-ever price for a gallon of gasoline in the Seattle-area was an average of around $4.40. That was in the summer of 2008.
dexterjibs May 14, 2013 at 07:07 AM
Ok, so what? Straw man much?
Kendall Watson May 14, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Um... Huh? It doesn't seem you understand what a "straw man" argument is, Dex. Please, enlighten me.

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