SEATTLE, Wash. (Metro) -- Energy experts say East Coast gasoline shortages caused by Hurricane Sandy, plus a sharp drop in crude oil prices due to high production in the upper Midwest, have Seattle-area gasoline prices below the national average for the first time in five years.
"The News Tribune" says the Tacoma price is just short of $3.44 for a gallon of regular.
The national average is a fraction of a cent higher.
One station is charging just $3.19.
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