As we wrap up 2019, oil prices are doing so fairly quietly. West Texas Crude was trading roughly 1.5% lower Tuesday morning at the $60 per barrel mark.
International issues continue to be the main driver of oil prices, including the ongoing trade war with China, tension with Iran, and now a new issue in the Middle East; the recent announcement that Saudi Arabia and neighboring Kuwait have agreed on oil production in the Neutral Zone that they share, which is expected to put more oil out on the open market.
While oil prices have slipped to wrap up the year, diesel prices are not reflecting that. The national diesel price held steady this week at $3.00 a gallon, while the tree northwest states trimmed one penny off their respective prices, with Washington diesel prices coming in at $3.39 a gallon, Oregon at $3.28 a gallon, and Idaho in at $3.28 a gallon.
Here are some of the lowest pump prices we could find across the Inland Northwest:
- $3.06 a gallon in the Tri-Cities
- $3.25 a gallon in Wenatchee
- $3.49 a gallon in Pullman/Moscow
- $3.11 a gallon in Lewiston/Clarkston
- $3.47 a gallon in Ephrata
- $2.99 a gallon in Quincy
- $3.16 a gallon in Moses Lake
- $3.17 a gallon in Pendleton
- $3.35 a gallon in Walla Walla
- $3.09 a gallon in Yakima
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