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Bellingham's gas no longer most expensive in state

For now, Bellingham no longer has the most expensive metro area gas in the state.

As of Friday, Oct. 11, the average price for a gallon of gas was $3.59 in the Bellingham metro area, down 11 cents in the past week and down a whopping 66 cents in the past year, according to data from AAA Washington's Daily Fuel Gauge report.

With this drop, Bellingham's average price is lower than three other metro areas: Spokane ($3.67 a gallon), Seattle ($3.63) and Yakima ($3.62). In recent years, the Bellingham area typically had the most expensive gas among Washington metro areas.

The current Bellingham average is at its lowest level since late January, when the price was at around $3.49 a gallon, said Jennifer Cook, a spokeswoman for AAA Washington. Barring anything unexpected happening, prices tend to tick downward this time of year, rising again around the end of January or February.

The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel in Bellingham was $4.03, down 31 cents from a year ago. Bellingham's average is lower than two other Washington metro areas.