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 $3.596 per gallon Monday, up $0.017 from a week ago but $0.012 below the same time last year. The Gulf Coast region led the increase, with prices up $0.049 over the past week. On the other end of the spectrum, Midwesterners are actually paying around $0.011 less for their gas compared to last week.
While gas prices increased, diesel prices declined, with a $0.016 dip over the past week to $3.959 per gallon. This latest price tag puts diesel $0.018 per gallon below the same time last year. Prices fell nationwide, but the Rocky Mountain region enjoyed the largest $0.020 dip in diesel. The West Coast saw diesel prices edge down just $0.008.
At these latest prices, the West Coast pays the prettiest penny for gasoline ($3.88), while the East Coast doles out $4.075 for diesel. Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast can guzzle gas for just $3.392 and diesel for $3.793 per gallon.