U.S. Average Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Prices Drop

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The U.S. average price for regular gasoline dipped to $2.86 per gallon, over four cents lower than last week but $0.56 above last year at this time. Prices fell in all regions of the country with the largest drop taking place in the Midwest and the smallest occurring in the Rocky Mountains. The East Coast average went down about four cents to $2.86 per gallon and the price in the Midwest fell nearly seven cents to $2.80 per gallon. The Gulf Coast price declined to $2.76 per gallon, a drop of nearly three cents. In the Rocky Mountains, the price went down over a penny to $2.90 per gallon. The average on the West Coast fell almost three cents to $3.07 per gallon as the California price fell two cents to $3.12 per gallon.

The national average price for diesel fuel dropped three cents to $3.09 per gallon, $0.86 higher than a year ago. Prices fell in all regions of the country; the largest drop took place on the Gulf Coast while the smallest change occurred in the Rocky Mountains. The price on the East Coast slipped three cents to $3.11 per gallon. The average in the Midwest fell three and a half cents to $3.07 per gallon. Dropping about a nickel, the average on the Gulf Coast fell to $3.04 per gallon. In the Rocky Mountains, the average dipped a penny to $3.16 per gallon. On the West Coast and in California, the averages dropped three cents to $3.20 per gallon and $3.24 per gallon, respectively.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration



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