The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased less than a penny for a second consecutive week to remain at $3.30 per gallon, down nine cents from last year at this time. The East Coast and Midwest prices both increased a penny, to $3.45 per gallon and $3.16 per gallon, respectively. The Gulf Coast and West Coast prices both changed less than a cent, to remain at $3.17 per gallon and $3.49 per gallon, respectively. The Rocky Mountain price is the lowest in the nation for the third consecutive week, and had the largest decrease, falling seven cents to $2.87 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price decreased two cents to $3.89 per gallon, four cents higher than last year at this time. Prices decreased in all regions of the nation except the West Coast, where the price remained unchanged at $3.99 per gallon. The largest decrease came in the Midwest, where the price decreased four cents to $3.83 per gallon. The Rocky Mountain price is now $3.66 per gallon, a decrease of three cents from last week, and the Gulf Coast price decreased a penny to $3.82 per gallon. Rounding out the regions, the East Coast price is $4.00 per gallon, a decrease of less than a cent from last week.