Friday, January 4, 2013

EIA - Gas Up, Diesel Down

The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased four cents to $3.30 per gallon, down a tenth of a penny from last year at this time. Prices increased in all regions of the nation except the Rocky Mountains, where the price decreased eight cents to $3.02 per gallon. The East Coast, Gulf Coast, and Midwest prices all increased a nickel, to $3.40 per gallon, $3.11 per gallon, and $3.22 per gallon, respectively. Rounding out the regions, the West Coast price increased three cents to $3.46 per gallon.

Retail Price Graphs.

The national average diesel fuel price decreased less than a penny to remain at $3.92 per gallon, 14 cents higher than last year at this time. The U.S. average diesel price has decreased 12 cents in the last five weeks. The price on the East Coast was unchanged from last week at $4.01 per gallon. On the West Coast, diesel fuel remained at $3.99 per gallon, up less than a penny from last week. The Rocky Mountain price dropped a nickel to $3.75 per gallon, while the Midwest and Gulf Coast prices decreased less than a penny to remain at $3.89 per gallon and $3.83 per gallon, respectively.

Retail Price Graphs.

Source: EIA

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