Gasoline, diesel fuel prices increase for 9th consecutive week

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The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased seven cents this week to $3.84 per gallon, 17 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. Prices have increased in all regions of the Nation for the last two weeks. The East Coast, Gulf Coast, and Rocky Mountain region prices all increased more than six cents from last week, to $3.81 per gallon, $3.65 per gallon, and $3.64 per gallon, respectively. The Midwest price saw the largest increase, at 10 cents, to reach $3.88 per gallon. The West Coast price remains the highest in the Nation at $4.07 per gallon, an increase of three cents from last week.

The national average diesel fuel price increased four cents to $4.13 per gallon, 26 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. Prices increased in all regions of the Nation for the fifth consecutive week. For the second straight week, the largest increase was on the West Coast, where prices rose seven cents to $4.42 per gallon. The Rocky Mountain average price is $4.22 per gallon, up seven cents from last week. On the Gulf Coast, the average diesel price is up five cents to $4.03 per gallon. The price on the East Coast increased three cents to $4.10 per gallon. Rounding out the regions, the Midwest price had the smallest increase for the third consecutive week, rising two cents to $4.07 per gallon.



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