The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased four cents to $3.78 per gallon, up six cents from last year at this time. The largest increase over last week came on the Gulf Coast, where the price rose nine cents to $3.62 per gallon. The West Coast is above the $4 per gallon mark for the first time since October 2012 at $4.05 per gallon, an increase of eight cents from last week, but seven cents lower than the price last year at this time. The Rocky Mountain price is up six cents to $3.47 per gallon. On the East Coast, the price increased five cents to $3.80 per gallon. Going against the trend, the Midwest price decreased three cents to $3.74 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price increased less than a penny to remain at $4.16 per gallon, 11 cents higher than last year at this time. The East Coast price was up less than a penny, while the West Coast price decreased less than a penny to remain at $4.20 per gallon and $4.30 per gallon, respectively. The West Coast price is now three cents lower than last year at this time. The Midwest price is $4.12 per gallon, one cent lower than last week. The Gulf Coast price increased two cents to $4.09 per gallon, while the Rocky Mountain price rose three cents to $4.06 per gallon.