Bellingham gas prices down 50 cents per gallon compared to a year ago


What a difference a year makes when it comes to Bellingham gas prices.

According to AAA Washington's Daily Fuel Gauge report, the average price for a gallon of gas in Bellingham was $3.70 on Tuesday, April 30.

That's down from $3.85 a gallon last month and down from $4.20 a year ago. Last year at this time prices were peaking across the West Coast as BP Cherry Point continued doing repair work following a February 2012 fire.

Bellingham's average gas price is still the highest among major Washington metro areas, with Bremerton next at $3.67. The least expensive gas is in Spokane, at $3.48 a gallon.

Diesel prices in Bellingham also are down. The average price for a gallon of diesel locally was $3.95, down from $4.56 a year ago. Bellingham's average diesel price is the second-lowest among major Washington metro areas. Vancouver had the least expensive diesel, averaging $3.92 a gallon.

Reach Business Editor Dave Gallagher at 360-715-2269 or Read his business blog at or follow him on Twitter at @bhamheraldbiz.

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