Why is gas so expensive in Washington?
I’m visiting Washington for a few days, and I just went to fill up my rental car and almost croaked at the gas prices! Why is it so expensive to fuel up in WA?
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You’re not alone—gas prices have risen dramatically just about everywhere. Gas is so expensive in Washington due to:
- High cost of crude oil
- Increasing fuel demand
- Ban on Russian oil imports
On average, regular unleaded gas sits at $5.492 per gallon, while diesel is even higher at $6.454 per gallon—some of the highest prices in the country. Finding cheap gas prices can be a challenge, but there are things you can do to reduce your fuel consumption:
- Check your tire pressure
- Avoid speeding
- Stay clear of heavy traffic
- Accelerate gradually
- Go for a hybrid or electric vehicle
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