For the moment Bellingham doesn't have the most expensive gas among major Washington metro areas.
Prices in the Bellingham area have dropped significantly the past week, according to AAA Washington. The average price for a gallon of gas in Bellingham on Wednesday, Oct. 31, was $3.84, down 20 cents from a week ago.
Bellingham's average price is 1 cent less than Spokane; it's one of the few times in the past year that this area didn't have the highest price among the state's metro areas.
Spokane typically has the least expensive prices, but its price has remained steady in recent weeks while other areas are seeing price declines. The least expensive gas in Washington on Oct. 31 was Tacoma, at $3.67 a gallon.
Bellingham's diesel prices have also declined, to an average of $4.18 a gallon on Oct. 31. That's the second least-expensive price among Washington metro areas, trailing only Vancouver at $4.12.
The most expensive average diesel price is in the Richland area, at $4.26.
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