Gas prices are definitely trending down and that's good news especially over the holidays.

About 20 percent of gas stations nationwide are now charging less than $3 a gallon. The reason for the drop according to analysts is the increased oil production in Canada and North Dakota. Also, refineries have stayed on line this year unlike previous ones, and that's good news for consumers.

In Washington, the average price for a gallon of regular gas is $3.34, according to AAA. That's 16 cents higher than the national average of $3.18 and down 25 cents from our average last month.

The average cost of a gallon of gas in Seattle is $3.36. Tacoma is looking at $3.25 and drivers in Bellingham are paying $3.33.

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