BELLEVUE, Wash. (CBS Seattle/AP) — Washington drivers just keep emptying out their wallets at the pump.
The AAA auto club is reporting that the average price of a gallon of gas in the state is now $3.98.
That price reflects a 4-cent increase in just one week and a whopping 46-cent bump inside of a month.
It is also 18 cents higher than the national average.
According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, the national average has also increased significantly over the past month – by 30 cents, from $3.51 to $3.81, to be exact.
Towns like Tacoma, Olympia and Vancouver have been hit hardest, with prices all exceeding the $4 mark.
Aside from Washington, other states with average prices per gallon nearing or soaring above $4 include California, New York and Hawaii.
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