Gas Buddy says gas is an average of four dollars and 73 cents per gallon in Spokane. That’s almost one dollar more than the national average. …
… GasBuddy says the main problem is Washington’s new cap and invest program that went in effect earlier this year. The program was passed by legislature with the goal to reduce emissions. Patrick De Haan with GasBuddy says the new law has lead to higher prices at the pump.
“When the cap and trade program was implemented,” said De Haan.” We’ve seen a departure between Oregon and Washington that continues to grow, now it’s at a difference of 35 cents.”
Before the new law took effect ecology only anticipated gas prices going up a couple of cents per gallon, as a result of the new law.
GasBuddy says gas is an average of $4.73 per gallon in Spokane. That’s almost one dollar more than the national average.Read the Complete Article »