AAA: Washington gas price $3.98, down 5 cents

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BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.98.

That's down a nickel in a week. It's 14 cents higher than the national average and 9 cents higher than the state average a month ago, and 98 cents higher than a year ago.

Some metro prices around the state from the AAA's Monday survey:

Bellingham $4.04, Bremerton $3.99, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett $4, Tacoma $3.95, Olympia $3.98, Vancouver $3.94, Yakima $4, Tri-Cities $3.98 and Spokane $3.91.