Gasoline price up seven cents, diesel fuel increases eight cents

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The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased seven cents to $3.61 per gallon, up nine cents from last year at this time. This is the highest price at this time of year since EIA began collecting retail price data. Prices increased in all regions of the nation for a third consecutive week. The Rocky Mountain and West Coast prices both increased 13 cents, to $3.27 per gallon and $3.87 per gallon, respectively. The Midwest price is now $3.58 per gallon, an increase of seven cents from last week. On the East Coast the price is up six cents to $3.65 per gallon, and the Gulf Coast price is $3.38 per gallon, an increase of a nickel from last week.

The national average diesel fuel price increased eight cents to $4.10 per gallon, 16 cents higher than last year at this time. This is the highest price at this time of year since EIA began collecting retail price data. Prices increased in all regions of the nation for a third consecutive week. The largest increase came in the Rocky Mountain region, where the price increased 12 cents to $3.96 per gallon. The Midwest and West Coast prices both increased a dime, to $4.08 per gallon and $4.27 per gallon, respectively. The East Coast price is $4.15 per gallon and the Gulf Coast price is $4.00 per gallon, both up six cents from last week.



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