Americans are paying less at the gas pump this week, according to an Energy Information Administration report released today.

The national average price for regular gasoline clocked in at $3.495 per gallon today, down $0.052 from a week ago and $0.331 below the same time last year. While the Rocky Mountain region managed just a $0.026 dip, the East Coast dropped a full $0.074 per gallon. 


Diesel prices followed gasoline's lead, with a $0.025 decrease over the past week to $3.949 per gallon. This latest price tag puts diesel $0.137 per gallon cheaper than the same time last year. Midwest prices dropped the most ($0.028), while the Rocky Mountain region registered the only fuel increase of any region, with a slight $0.002 edge upwards. 


At these latest prices, the West Coast pays the prettiest penny for gasoline ($3.866) and diesel ($4.111), while the Gulf Coast can guzzle gas for just $3.231 and diesel for $3.862 per gallon. 

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