The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased four cents to $3.36 per gallon, down eight cents from last year at this time. Prices increased in all regions of the nation, but are all lower than year-ago levels. The largest increase came in the Rocky Mountain region, where the price increased 10 cents to $2.98 per gallon, remaining the only region below $3 per gallon for the fourth consecutive week. The Midwest price increased seven cents to $3.29 per gallon, and the West Coast price is up four cents to $3.55 per gallon. On the East Coast, the price is now $3.45 per gallon, an increase of three cents from last week, and the Gulf Coast price is up a penny to $3.16 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price increased three cents to $3.93 per gallon, eight cents higher than last year at this time. Prices increased in all regions of the nation, and are higher than year-ago prices in all regions except the Rocky Mountains, where the price is eight cents lower than last year at this time. The largest increase came in the Rocky Mountains, where the price increased six cents to $3.74 per gallon. The West Coast price increased a nickel to $4.05 per gallon. The East Coast and Midwest prices are both up two cents, to $4.02 per gallon and $3.87 per gallon, respectively. The Gulf Coast price is now $3.85 per gallon, up one cent from last week.