Americans are paying more at the gas pump this week, according to an Energy Information Administration report released Monday.
The national average price for regular gasoline clocked in at $3.479 per gallon today, up $0.035 from a week ago and $0.28 below the same time last year. The Rocky Mountain region saw prices head highest (+$0.068), while the East Coast saw the slightest $0.009 bump.
While gas prices increased, diesel prices edged down one-tenth of one cent to $4.016 per gallon. This latest price tag puts diesel $0.114 per gallon below the same time last year. Regional price movements were up and down, with Rocky Mountain prices heading highest (+$0.033) while Gulf Coast prices fell $0.013 per gallon.
At these latest prices, the West Coast pays the prettiest penny for gasoline ($3.708) and the East Coast doles out the most for diesel ($4.155). On the other end, the Gulf Coast can guzzle gas for just $3.227 and diesel for $3.793 per gallon.