Frustrated over rising gasoline prices? At least we're cheaper than the rest of the nation.
A gallon of regular cost $3.66 per gallon (and rising) in Washington and Oregon on Feb. 20, with the Seattle area paying $3.73. But unlike most years when Northwest states rank among the 10 costliest in the country, we're below the national average of $3.77.
As of Feb. 20, the national average for gasoline had increased for 33 consecutive days, with the Northwest paying its highest prices since November. Read these Oregonian and Seattle Times articles to learn why, and why you can be optimistic as June approaches.