Bellingham ranks 3,280th when it comes to low gas prices

Posted by DAVE GALLAGHER on December 12, 2013 

Local residents know gas prices in Bellingham tend to be higher than other places, but a new study shows not many communities were higher in 2013.

GasBuddy.com released a study ranking more than 4,000 U.S. and Canadian cities to figure out which community had the lowest prices throughout 2013. Out of the 3,830 U.S. cities, Bellingham ranked 3,280, averaging $3.75 a gallon for the year.

Several communities in South Carolina had the lowest gas in the nation, with Duncan, S.C., topping the list with an average price of $3.15.

Needles, Calif., had the highest average price among U.S. cities, at $4.74 a gallon.

While among the highest in 2013, Bellingham's average price was down 22 cents compared to 2012.

Bellingham's average price ranged from $3.31 to $4.15 in 2013.

Canada's prices were significantly higher than most U.S. communities. The news release from GasBuddy.com noted that a person could travel through 3,607 U.S. communities and find a lower price than Vegreville, Alberta, which had the least expensive Canadian average at $3.87 a gallon. Surrey, B.C., was among the most expensive in Canada, averaging $4.89 a gallon.

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