Gasoline Prices Dip Slightly; Diesel Increases $0.05 Per Gallon
Americans are paying less at the gas pump this week, according to an Energy Information Administration report released today.
The national average price for regular gasoline clocked in at $3.292 per gallon today, down $0.003 from a week ago and $0.246 below the same time last year. East Coast prices fell the most ($0.019), while Midwest prices recorded the nation's only increase, with prices up $0.014 per gallon.
While gas prices dipped slightly, diesel prices headed higher, with a $0.047 gain over the past week to $3.951 per gallon. Despite the price hike, this latest price tag still puts diesel $0.071 per gallon cheaper the same time last year. Whereas East Coast gasoline prices fell the most this past week, the region's diesel prices headed highest ($0.074). In the Rocky Mountains, diesel prices made the only dip, down a slight $0.003 per gallon.
At these latest prices, the West Coast pays the prettiest penny for gasoline ($3.492), while the East Coast doles out the most for diesel ($4.070). The Gulf Coast can guzzle gas for just $3.083 and diesel for $3.775 per gallon.
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