The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased three cents to $3.76 per gallon, down three cents from last year at this time. The largest decrease came on the Gulf Coast, where the price decreased five cents to $3.58 per gallon. The East Coast price dropped four cents to $3.76 per gallon, and the Midwest price is $3.71 per gallon, down three cents from last week. Prices rose in the western regions, where the Rocky Mountains had the only price higher than a year ago at $3.48 per gallon, up a cent, and the West Coast price is up two cents to $4.07 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price decreased three cents to $4.13 per gallon, four cents higher than last year at this time. Prices decreased in all regions of the nation, with the largest decrease coming in the Midwest, where the price fell four cents to $4.09 per gallon. The East Coast price is $4.17 per gallon, a decrease of three cents. Both the Gulf Coast and West Coast prices declined two cents, to $4.07 per gallon and $4.28 per gallon, respectively. Rounding out the regions, the Rocky Mountain price decreased a penny to $4.05 per gallon.