Steady rise in gasoline price continues, weekly surveys show

By Chuck Taylor

The march to $5-a-gallon gas continues, with reporting today:

Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.14/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.89/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Seattle during the past week, prices yesterday were 33.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 12.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 18.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

And your bad-news buddies at have revised their 2012 forecast.

Meanwhile, statewide, The Associated Press reports:

The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gas in Washington is $4.12. That’s up 5 cents in a week and 19 cents in a month. It’s also 19 cents higher than the national average.

Some metro prices from Monday’s AAA survey: Bellingham $4.26, Bremerton $4.13, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett $4.17, Tacoma $4.15, Olympia $4.16, Vancouver $4.15, Yakima $4.04, Tri-Cities $4.05, and Spokane $3.87.