Gas-price relief in sight

We’re paying $3.93 on average for a gallon of unleaded gas today in Kitsap County, up 3 cents from a week ago, but down from the $4.09 we were paying this day last year.

Some relief is in sight. Analysts now are backing off their “$4 by spring” mantra. A short-term energy outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration is predicting that the average gas price nationally, now at $3.85, will bump up to around $3.90 in April, but then follow a slow decline through the rest of the year. In December, the price should be around $3.20, the Administration predicts.

You can read more here.

— Rachel Prichett

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