Bellingham gas prices continue to rise


The annual spring rise in gasoline prices continues in Bellingham.

On Tuesday, April 1, the average price for a gallon of gas in the Bellingham metro area was $3.79, up 6 cents from a week ago and up 26 cents in the past month, according to AAA Washington.

A variety of price factors are in play during the spring, including increased demand as well as less supply while local refineries change gas blends and do maintenance work.

While up in the past month, local gas prices are 12 cents lower than a year ago.

Bellingham continues to have the highest gas prices compared to other major metro areas in Washington. Seattle has the next highest average price at $3.75 a gallon. Spokane has the least expensive gas, at $3.43 a gallon.

Reach DAVE GALLAGHER at or call 715-2269.

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