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 $3.292 per gallon today, down $0.003 from a week ago and $0.246 below the same time last year. East Coast prices fell the most ($0.019), while Midwest prices recorded the nation's only increase, with prices up $0.014 per gallon.
While gas prices dipped slightly, diesel prices headed higher, with a $0.047 gain over the past week to $3.951 per gallon. Despite the price hike, this latest price tag still puts diesel $0.071 per gallon cheaper the same time last year. Whereas East Coast gasoline prices fell the most this past week, the region's diesel prices headed highest ($0.074). In the Rocky Mountains, diesel prices made the only dip, down a slight $0.003 per gallon.
At these latest prices, the West Coast pays the prettiest penny for gasoline ($3.492), while the East Coast doles out the most for diesel ($4.070). The Gulf Coast can guzzle gas for just $3.083 and diesel for $3.775 per gallon.