- 19 Aug
US Average Fuel Prices Drop 4 cents
According to the US Energy Information Administration, the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline decreased almost four cents from last week to $2.75 per gallon but was $0.11 per gallon higher than this time last year. Prices were down throughout the country except for a gain of a cent to $2.80 per gallon in the Rocky Mountains. East Coast and Gulf Coast prices each lost three cents to fall to $2.68 per gallon and $2.61 per gallon, respectively. The Midwest registered the largest price decrease, seven and a half cents, to settle at $2.68 per gallon. The West Coast prices remained the highest in the Nation after dropping less than a penny to average $3.10 per gallon, while California prices declined less than a cent to remain at $3.17 per gallon.
Retail diesel fuel prices fell a penny to $2.98 per gallon, $0.33 per gallon above last year. Price changes were mixed, with the East Coast falling two cents to average $2.98 per gallon. The Midwest and Gulf Coast prices were down by more than a penny to $2.95 per gallon and $2.93 per gallon, respectively. The Rocky Mountain region tallied the largest price increase, moving two cents higher to $3.01 per gallon. West Coast prices were the highest in the country, gaining half a cent to settle at $3.13 per gallon, while California prices increased slightly to $3.19 per gallon.