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CONSUMER ALERT: Gas Prices Rising In Washington State; What You're Saying On Facebook

SPOKANE, Wash.-  Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have risen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00 a gallon. This compares with the national average that has increased 7.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.81 a gallon according to gasoline price website WashingtonGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Washington during the past week, prices yesterday were 23.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are unchanged versus a month ago. The national average has increased 8.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 33.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

FACEBOOK COMMENTS:

Robert Stock: big time DISLIKE

Justin Matthew Anest:  i was just in vegas and arizona... it was 278 a gallon...

Linda Goad-Ritts: And this surprises you why? We pay the highest taxes might as well add the gas to it too. Oh wait we already pay the highest gas prices.

Don Mccullough: Gas taxes are supposed to be used for citizens road repair,,how about the taxes match repair and lower to ZERO

Amanda Dugger-Ybarra: Ah nothing new!!

Brandon McRill: well if my memory serves me right I think the last time the gas prices were in the $4 area I thought that the economy was in better shape then it is now. Well I dont want to jinx it, but maybe they know something that we dont please someone correct me if im wrong please, but thats what I remember :)

Joel Jones: raised gas prices and my candy taxed...i am going to get skinny walking and not eating more...LOL

Chasity Curtis: I love living in Spokane, but with all this BS our state capital is forcing down our pocket books Im starting to wonder if moving is a good option. Also whatever happend to us breaking off and forming our own state away from Seattle, Tacoma, and tax hungry Olympia?

Barbara Kabrick: It's only $2.83 on N. Monroe.

Steph Belnap: ‎@ Barbara...Only (hahah). Sad, that we now think...Yay only $2.83/gal. I was going thru my HS senior book and I wrote down the price of gas being as low as .98/gal. Ahh remember the days. Then again min.wage was ONLY $5.83/hr.

Wil Henderson:  Fallacy of per gallon gas tax for road repair is that we have twice as many vehicles on the road but due to double the fuel mileage are paying the same amount of to road repair . Imagine , for instance , if all vehicles were electric not us...ing any gas ? Where does road tax come from then ? Everyones electric bill ? Unlikely and un-balanced to those whom use the roadways . My thoughts here would be to drop fuel tax completely and put it on tires as they are used on all vehicles regardless of fuel source . Those using the road the most would wear out tires the fastest . A 30mpg vehicle pays about $0.02 per mile in fuel tax .( $0.60 rough round number ) . A 50,000 mile set of tires should add $250 per tire roadtax ( and drop all tax off fuel ( $0.60 per gallon ) ) . For most , those tires will last 4-5 years , for some like myself , will be lucky to get one year . Perhaps some will opt for 10,000 mile tires that only have $50 roadtax per tire.....

Eric Eaton: Don't you just love the people in charge of this state? I think a ten year old could do more for Washington than they could.

Steph Belnap: Wil..When are you running for office? lol! You always have sensible ideas.

Barbara Kabrick: ‎@ Steph...I was comparing to the $2.78 in Las Vegas. Not that much higher here. When I started driving, I paid 16 cents a gallon, but what does that have to do with anything?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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