The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased six cents to $3.37 per gallon as of October 7, 2013, 48 cents lower than last year at this time, and the third consecutive week where prices decreased in all regions of the nation. Both the Midwest and West Coast prices dropped seven cents, to $3.28 per gallon and $3.74 per gallon, respectively. Down a nickel, the East Coast and Gulf Coast prices were $3.36 per gallon and $3.13 per gallon, respectively. The Rocky Mountain region price was $3.51 per gallon, a decrease of four cents.
The national average diesel fuel price decreased two cents to $3.90 per gallon, 20 cents lower than last year at this time. Prices decreased in all regions of the nation for the second consecutive week. The Gulf Coast price lost three cents to $3.81 per gallon, while the East Coast, Midwest, and West Coast prices are all lower by two cents, to $3.91 per gallon, $3.88 per gallon, and $4.05 per gallon, respectively. The Rocky Mountain price was $3.92 per gallon, a penny lower than last week.