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Average Bellingham gas price drops below $3 a gallon

The average price for a gallon of gas in the Bellingham metro area fell below $3 on Tuesday, Dec. 9, settling in at $2.97, according to AAA Washington’s Daily Fuel Gauge report. While it’s unclear when the last time Bellingham was below $3 a gallon, data indicates the last time the state average was around this level was in the fall of 2010.
The average price for a gallon of gas in the Bellingham metro area fell below $3 on Tuesday, Dec. 9, settling in at $2.97, according to AAA Washington’s Daily Fuel Gauge report. While it’s unclear when the last time Bellingham was below $3 a gallon, data indicates the last time the state average was around this level was in the fall of 2010. MATT MCDONALD

Gas prices continue to fall, returning to levels last seen more than four years ago.

The average price for a gallon of gas in the Bellingham metro area fell below $3 on Tuesday, Dec. 9, settling in at $2.97, according to AAA Washington’s Daily Fuel Gauge report. While it’s unclear when the last time Bellingham was below $3 a gallon, data indicates the last time the state average was around this level was in the fall of 2010.

Bellingham’s average gas price is down 11 cents from a week ago and down 39 cents compared to a year ago.

This area typically has the highest average price among major Washington metro areas, but that’s not the case right now. Seattle has the highest average, coming in at $3.04 a gallon. Spokane has the least expensive gas in Washington, averaging $2.81 a gallon.

Diesel prices also are dropping. The average diesel price in Bellingham was $3.44 a gallon on Dec. 9, down 13 cents from a week ago and down 53 cents from a year ago.

Prices are expected to continue dropping into early 2015, barring any production problems, said Jennifer Cook of AAA Washington. Dropping crude oil prices are a big factor in what is happening to gas prices, she said.

The price of gas in Washington usually begins rising again in the spring, peaking in early summer.

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