- 22 Jul
Fuel Prices Remain Unchanged For The Week
According to the US Energy Information Administration report issued July 21, the U.S. average price for regular gasoline fuel was, in essence, unchanged at $2.72 per gallon, $0.26 higher than last year. On a regional basis, price changes were mixed with the East Coast average dropping a penny to $2.65 per gallon. The Gulf Coast fell less than a cent to remain at $2.56 per gallon. The average in the Rocky Mountains moved up about a penny to $2.75 per gallon. Prices in the Midwest and on the West Coast increased about two cents to settle at $2.70 per gallon and $3.06 per gallon, respectively. The average in California went up nearly two cents to $3.13 per gallon.
The national average price for diesel fuel decreased for a fourth consecutive week. However, the price dropped less than half a cent and, consequently, remained essentially unchanged at $2.90 per gallon but was $0.40 above a year ago. Despite increasing by small fractions of a cent, the average prices in the Midwest and on the Gulf Coast were effectively unchanged at $2.87 per gallon and $2.86 per gallon, respectively. Prices on the East Coast and in the Rocky Mountains slipped a penny to $2.91 per gallon and $2.90 per gallon, respectively. The largest decline took place on the West Coast, where the average dipped a penny and a half to $3.04 per gallon. The average in California slipped less than a cent to stay at $3.12 per gallon.