Gasoline and diesel fuel prices continue to climb

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The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased three cents this week to $3.78 per gallon, 15 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. Prices increased in all regions of the Nation for the second time in the last three weeks. All regions except the Midwest saw a price increase of four cents. The Midwest average price is $3.78 per gallon, up two cents from last week. Prices are $3.75 per gallon, $3.58 per gallon, $3.58 per gallon, and $4.04 per gallon in the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Rocky Mountain, and West Coast regions, respectively.

The national average diesel fuel price increased six cents to $4.09 per gallon, 27 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. Prices increased in all regions of the Nation for the fourth consecutive week, with the largest increase coming on the West Coast, where the price increased 10 cents for the second consecutive week to $4.35 per gallon. The Rocky Mountain price is $4.15 per gallon, up nine cents from last week. On the Gulf Coast, the average diesel price is up seven cents to $3.98 per gallon. The price on the East Coast increased seven cents to $4.07 per gallon. Rounding out the regions, the Midwest price had the smallest increase, at four cents, to $4.05 per gallon.



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