The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased three cents last week to $3.82 per gallon, 34 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. Prices decreased in all regions of the nation except the Gulf Coast, where the price was up less than a penny to $3.54 per gallon. The Midwest price decreased nine cents to $3.69 per gallon. The average gasoline price in the Rocky Mountain region is $3.73 per gallon, down a penny from last week. The West Coast price dropped two cents to $4.39 per gallon. Rounding out the regions, the East Coast price was down less than a penny to $3.79 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price increased six cents to $4.15 per gallon, 35 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time. The largest increase came in the Midwest, where the price increased 11 cents to $4.15 per gallon, followed by an increase of seven cents in the Rocky Mountain average price to $4.27 per gallon. The East Coast and West Coast prices each increased three cents, to $4.13 per gallon and $4.35 per gallon, respectively. Rounding out the regions, the Gulf Coast price is $4.02 per gallon, an increase of two cents from last week.