Fuel Prices Down Across the Country
Fuel prices around the nation have dropped this week, with the price for a gallon of gasoline and diesel less than they were a week ago, and they remain significantly lower than they were at this time last year.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline this week was $2.745, $0.057 less than it was a week ago, and $0.794 less than it was a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, the average price for a gallon of diesel fell $0.059 from a week ago to $2.723, a price that was $1.135 less than a year ago.
The Midwest saw the greatest drop in gasoline prices, with a $0.088 decline from last week, with a gallon of gas selling $2.583. The West Coast saw a drop of $0.059, bringing the price down to $3.545, and the Central Atlantic region saw the price fall to $0.045, resulting in a price of $2.701. The only part of the country that saw an increase was the Rocky Mountain region, where the price of a gallon of gas was up $0.015 to $2.856.
The Central Atlantic region saw the steepest decrease in diesel fuel prices, with a $0.067 decline for a price of $2.198. Many other regions saw similar drops, with New England falling $0.064, the Gulf Coast declining $0.063, and the Lower Atlantic region dropping $0.061, for prices of $2.932, $2.611, and $2.701, respectively.
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