The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased less than one cent to remain at $3.54 per gallon as of April 22, 2013, down 33 cents from last year at this time. The U.S. average price has decreased 25 cents over the last eight weeks. Prices were lower in all regions of the nation except the Midwest, where the price increased nine cents to $3.55 per gallon. The East and West Coast prices both fell five cents, to $3.48 per gallon and $3.84 per gallon, respectively. The Gulf Coast price dropped four cents to $3.32 per gallon. Rounding out the regions, the Rocky Mountain price decreased two cents to $3.49 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price decreased six cents to $3.89 per gallon, 20 cents lower than last year at this time. The U.S. average diesel price has fallen 27 cents over the last eight weeks, and prices decreased in all regions of the nation for the second consecutive week. The largest decrease came on the West Coast, where the price decreased eight cents to $3.99 per gallon. The last time the West Coast price was under $4 per gallon was January 14, 2013. The Midwest price is $3.87 per gallon, down six cents from last week. The East and Gulf Coast prices both dropped a nickel, to $3.92 per gallon and $3.80 per gallon, respectively. The Rocky Mountain price is now $3.85 per gallon, falling four cents from last week.