Americans are paying less 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 $3.668 per gallon on Monday, which was down $0.016 from a week ago but still $0.065 higher than the same time last year. West Coast gas prices dropped the most over the past week ($0.033), while Midwest prices barely budged, rising on average one-tenth of one penny.
Diesel prices took a hint from gasoline, also falling $0.016 over the past week to $3.948 per gallon. This latest price tag puts diesel $0.082 per gallon above the same time last year. Every U.S. region saw diesel prices drop this past week. The Gulf Coast enjoyed the biggest dip ($0.016), while Rocky Mountain prices fell just $0.008.
At these latest prices, the West Coast pays the prettiest penny for gasoline ($4.022), while the East Coast doles out $4.041 for diesel. On the other end, the Gulf Coast can guzzle gas for just $3.437 per gallon and diesel for $3.797.
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