Gasoline prices have been steadily rising in Bellingham and across Washington metro areas in recent weeks.
According to AAA Washington’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the average price for a regular gallon of gas was $3.49 in Bellingham on Tuesday, Feb. 22, up seven cents in the past week and 15 cents in the past month.
Bellingham’s average price is the highest among the nine metro areas surveyed by AAA. The Washington metro area with the least expensive gas on Feb. 22 was Spokane, which averaged $3.13 a gallon.
The price for gas is expected to rise in the coming months, as demand typically rises in the spring and early summer months. According to AAA, the record price for a gallon of gas in Bellingham was set on June 21, 2008, when the average was $4.50.