The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased five cents last week to $3.83 per gallon, 32 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. Prices decreased in all regions of the Nation except the Rocky Mountains, where the price was up less than a penny to remain at $3.77 per gallon. The West Coast price decreased less than a penny to remain at $4.07 per gallon. The largest decrease came in the Midwest, where the price is $3.81 per gallon, down eight cents from last week. The Gulf Coast price decreased six cents to $3.60 per gallon, while the East Coast price dropped a nickel to $3.83 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price decreased a nickel to $4.09 per gallon, 30 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. The largest decrease came on the West Coast, where the price is down eight cents to $4.32 per gallon. The Midwest price decreased six cents to $4.02 per gallon. The prices in the East Coast, Gulf Coast, and Rocky Mountain regions all decreased three cents to $4.09 per gallon, $4.00 per gallon, and $4.23 per gallon, respectively.