The U.S. average price for regular gasoline slipped for the fourth week in a row, dropping two and a half cents to $2.59 per gallon. The national average was $1.06 below the price last year. With the exception of the West Coast, prices dropped throughout the country. On the East Coast, the average price slipped nearly two cents to $2.58 per gallon. The price in the Midwest dropped the most of any region, falling nearly six cents to $2.46 per gallon. The average price on the Gulf Coast remained the lowest of any region, dropping five cents to $2.41 per gallon. In the Rocky Mountains, the average slipped two cents to $2.60 per gallon, remaining $1.17 below a year ago. The West Coast was the only region where the price increased, moving up about five cents to $3.00 per gallon. Although the price was $0.81 below a year ago, it was the first time that the price in the region was as high as $3.00 since October 27, 2008. The price in California jumped six cents to $3.10 per gallon.

For the first time in seven weeks, the national average price for diesel fell. The price dropped nearly three cents to $2.65 per gallon. The average price was $1.41 below last year as diesel prices slipped throughout the country. On the East Coast, the average dipped three cents to $2.66 per gallon, $1.44 below a year ago. The Midwest price fell two cents to $2.63 per gallon. Dropping more than four cents, the most among the major regions, the average on the Gulf Coast remained the lowest of any region at $2.58 per gallon. The smallest drop took place in the Rocky Mountains, where the price slipped a penny to $2.68 per gallon. On the West Coast, the average dropped two cents to $2.79 per gallon. In California, the average moved down three cents to $2.87 per gallon.