Seattle-area gas prices 15.6% above national average

Seattle-area gas prices 15.6% above national average

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SEATTLE — A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows gas prices in the Seattle-area are well above the national average.

In April, gas prices in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue were an average of $3.345 per gallon.

According to the Bureau, the prices were 14.8 cents higher than last April and 15.6 percent more than the national average of $2.894 per gallon.

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While gas prices in Washington are high, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed electricity and natural gas prices in the state remain low.

Seattle-area households paid an average of 11.2 cents per kWh in April  – 17 percent below the national average.

For natural gas, Seattle-area households paid an average of $1.018 per therm in April – about 1.5 percent below the national average.

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