Gasoline and diesel fuel prices both slide

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The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased 1.7 cents this week to $3.92 per gallon, 8 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. All regions across the country were down, except for the Rocky Mountains, where the price increased about a penny to $3.80 per gallon. The East Coast and Gulf Coast prices both fell about 2 cents, to $3.93 and $3.80 per gallon, respectively. The Midwest price decreased less than a penny to $3.85 per gallon, while the West Coast price remains the most expensive in the Nation at $4.17 per gallon, despite a 3-cent decrease.

The national average diesel fuel price decreased 2.1 cents to $4.13 per gallon, 2 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. The price remains unchanged in the Rocky Mountains, at $4.13 per gallon, while the price in all other parts of the Nation decreased. The Midwest saw the largest decrease, at just over 3 cents, to $4.02 per gallon, remaining the cheapest in the Nation for the ninth consecutive week. The East Coast price fell 1 cent to $4.18 per gallon. Prices on the Gulf Coast and West Coast each fell more than 2 cents, to $4.04 and $4.39 per gallon, respectively.



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