Diesel Prices Continue To Hold, But China May Change That

Outside of a slight dip on Thursday, oil prices continue to hold around the $40 per barrel mark. As of Monday, West Texas Crude was trading slightly above $41 per barrel. The lack luster movement is one again because of uncertainty when it comes to coronavirus lockdowns as more cases have been reported not only in the U.S., but across Europe as well. However, something that could push oil prices higher, China’s announcement Monday that their GDP increased nearly 5% in the third quarter.

What does that mean for our pump prices here in the U.S.

The national average for a gallon of diesel decreased one cent in the past week to $2.37 a gallon, Washington’s average was down a penny to $2.69, both Oregon’s and Idaho’s diesel prices were unchanged this week, with Oregon holding at $2.57 a gallon, and the Gem State coming in at $2.34.

Here are some of the lowest diesel prices we could find across our area:

  • $2.37 a gallon in the Tri-Cities
  • $2.39 a gallon in Wenatchee
  • $2.77 a gallon in Pullman
  • $2.28 a gallon in Lewiston
  • $2.41 a gallon in Moses Lake
  • $2.23 a gallon in Pendleton
  • $2.49 a gallon in Walla Walla
  • $2.19 a gallon in Yakima

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