The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased two cents this week to $3.43 per gallon, 26 cents per gallon lower than last year at this time. The price decreased in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions to $3.42 per gallon and $3.51 per gallon, down two and four cents from last week, respectively. The price increased in all other regions. On the East Coast, the average gasoline price increased five cents to $3.41 per gallon. The Gulf Coast price is up four cents to $3.20 per gallon. Rounding out the regions, the West Coast price increased less than a penny to remain at $3.67 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price increased a penny to $3.70 per gallon, 23 cents per gallon lower than last year at this time. Prices increased in all regions of the Nation except the Rocky Mountains, where the price decreased one cent to $3.67 per gallon. The largest increase was in the Midwest, where the price increased two cents to $3.66 per gallon. On the East and Gulf Coasts the price increased one cent to $3.74 per gallon and $3.62 per gallon, respectively. The West Coast price increased a fraction of a penny to remain at $3.80 per gallon.