Gas prices across the Northwest and across the nation continue to move higher, despite a recent drop in crude oil prices.

Patrick DeHaan with, says oil prices are not recording the upward movement we saw just a few weeks ago.

"Prices have cooled off a little bit, after rallying intensively after OPEC's announcement November 30, oil prices have held between $55-$52.00 a barrel," says DeHaan.

Despite the slight decrease, gas prices have moved higher in the past week, AAA says Washington price increased six cents to $2.72 a gallon, while Oregon’s rate increased six cents to $2.54, while the national average increased two cents in the past week to $2.36 a gallon.

Locally, gas prices vary from $2.53 a gallon in both Moses Lake and Yakima, to $2.39 a gallon in the Tri Cities.


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