Record gas prices drive the average cost per gallon over $5 in Seattle for first time ever

The price of gas has skyrocketed across the state amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and continued effects of inflation.

SEATTLE — The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area hit $5 for the first time ever on Wednesday, according to AAA.

The average as of Wednesday morning was $5.014, up nearly three cents from Tuesday. That’s up more than $1.30 compared to a year ago when the average gallon cost $3.661.

Diesel also hit an all-time high in the Seattle area Wednesday with the average gallon going for $5.83.

AAA’s data shows that Washington state’s overall average

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