Gas prices continue to rise in Bellingham heading into Labor Day weekend.
The average price for a gallon of gas in the Bellingham metro area was $4.19 on Monday, Aug. 27, according to AAA Washington. That’s up three cents from Sunday and up 40 cents compared to a month ago.
Bellingham has the highest gas prices among major metro areas in the state. Seattle is the next highest, at $4.05 a gallon. Spokane has the least expensive, at $3,80 a gallon.
The record high for Bellingham was set in June 2008, at $4.50 a gallon.
Bellingham’s diesel price averages $4.40 a gallon, up 36 cents from a month ago.