Fourth of July Weekend Fuel Prices Highest Since 2008
Nationwide, the average price for a gallon of gasoline was $3.704, a $0.208 rise over last year’s cost, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, the average price for a gallon of diesel in the United States was $3.913, an increase of $0.085 from the same time last year.
The Midwest region saw the greatest rise in gasoline prices, with a $0.277 increase to $3.671. This was closely followed by the Central Atlantic area of the East Coast, which experienced a $0.234 increase in gasoline price, while the East Coast region as a whole saw a rise of $0.215 for a gallon of gasoline. Meanwhile, the West Coast saw prices go up by $0.144.
The Central Atlantic region saw the greatest increase in diesel prices, with a spike of $0.174 over last year’s costs, putting a gallon of diesel at $4.073. New England experienced a $0.133 increase, while the cost of a gallon of diesel fuel went up $0.041 in the Midwest. On the West Coast, diesel prices were up by $0.121, also for a price of $4.073.
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