For the fifth consecutive week, the U.S. average price for regular gasoline went down. The average slipped a penny to $2.58 per gallon, bringing the cumulative drop for the past five weeks to seven cents. The national average was $1.26 below last year. The East Coast price fell four cents to $2.54 per gallon while the Midwest average was essentially unchanged at $2.46 per gallon. The average price on the Gulf Coast remained the lowest of any region, dropping two and one half cents to $2.38 per gallon. In the Rocky Mountains, the average slipped a penny to $2.59 per gallon. The West Coast price increased four cents to $3.04 per gallon and the average in California increased a nickel to $3.15 per gallon.

The national average price for diesel fuel decreased for the second week in a row, dropping over a penny to $2.63 per gallon, $1.39 below last year. On the East Coast, the average dipped about a penny to $2.65 per gallon, $1.43 below a year ago. Both the Midwest and Gulf Coast prices fell two cents to $2.61 per gallon and $2.56 per gallon, respectively. The average on the Gulf Coast remained the lowest of any region and was $1.46 per gallon below a year ago. The price in the Rocky Mountains was relatively unchanged at $2.68 per gallon. On the West Coast, the average inched up a penny to $2.80 per gallon. In California, the average moved down two cents to $2.85 per gallon.