The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased 5.7 cents this week to $3.61 per gallon, 17 cents per gallon lower than last year at this time. Prices have decreased in all regions of the Nation for the third consecutive week. The Midwest price saw the largest decrease, about seven cents, to $3.52 per gallon, while the East Coast price declined almost six cents to $3.51 per gallon. The Gulf Coast price is now $3.37 per gallon, about five cents lower than last week, and the West Coast price was down about four cents to $4.19 per gallon. The Rocky Mountain region saw the smallest decrease, falling just over a penny to $3.73 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price decreased just over 5 cents to $3.85 per gallon, 9 cents per gallon lower than last year at this time. The West Coast saw the largest decrease, just over six cents, but retained the most expensive regional average at $4.10 per gallon. The East Coast average dropped about five cents to $3.89 per gallon, while the Midwest price is now $3.75 per gallon, about five cents lower than last week. Diesel on the Gulf Coast fell more than four cents to $3.76 per gallon, and the Rocky Mountain region saw the smallest decrease, almost three cents, to $3.92 per gallon.