The U.S. average price for regular gasoline jumped nearly nine cents to $2.57 per gallon. Even with the increase, that price remained 34 cents below a year ago and $1.54 less than the all-time high price set on July 7, 2008. With the exception of the West Coast, regional prices increased throughout the country. On the East Coast, the average price shot up 11 cents to hit $2.53 per gallon. The average in the Midwest increased a dime to $2.54 per gallon. Although the average price on the Gulf Coast shot up 12 cents, the price there remained the lowest of any region at $2.44 per gallon. The Rocky Mountain region experienced the smallest increase, moving up nearly four cents to settle at $2.52 per gallon. On the West Coast, the price dipped more than two cents to $2.87 per gallon. The average in California also fell, dropping three cents to $2.99 per gallon.

The national average price of diesel fuel jumped nearly 11 cents to $2.71 per gallon but remained $0.78 below last year and $2.06 below the all-time high price set on July 14, 2008. Regionally, prices increased throughout the country. The average on the East Coast shot up 11 cents to $2.72 per gallon, $0.84 less than a year ago. In the Midwest and on the Gulf Coast the average prices also went up 11 cents, to $2.69 and $2.64 per gallon, respectively. Despite the increase, the Gulf Coast average continued to be the lowest in the country. The smallest increase of any region occurred in the Rocky Mountains, where the price went up over a nickel to $2.70 per gallon. On the West Coast, the average increased nine cents to $2.82 per gallon and the price in California jumped eight cents to $2.87 per gallon.