The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased 0.2 cent this week to stay at $3.94 per gallon, 15 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. The West Coast price was down about three cents to $4.20 per gallon, while the Rocky Mountain price increased four cents to $3.79 per gallon. The Gulf Coast price increased about two cents to $3.82 per gallon, while the Midwest price decreased five cents to $3.86 per gallon. Rounding out the regions, prices on the East Coast increased almost four cents to $3.95 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price increased 0.6 cent to $4.15 per gallon, 7 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. The West Coast was the only region where the price decreased, dropping one cent to $4.41 per gallon. The Midwest and Gulf Coast prices both rose to $4.06 per gallon, and the Rocky Mountain price increased to $4.13 per gallon. The East Coast price has been flat for the last three weeks at $4.19 per gallon.