Gas Prices Up 1.5% to $3.65 Per Gallon

Gasoline almost 11 cents more expensive per gallon than a year ago.

Justin Loiseau
Justin Loiseau
Apr 15, 2014 at 9:51AM
Energy, Materials, and Utilities

Gas prices are up sharply this week, according to an Energy Information Administration report (link opens as PDF) released Monday.

Retail regular gasoline prices clocked in at a national average of $3.651 per gallon for April 14, $0.055 above the previous week's price tag. The Rocky Mountain region was the only area to see prices drop (-$0.008), while West Coast prices jumped $0.097.

Compared to a year ago, pump prices are up $0.109. According to The Associated Press, both gasoline and oil prices have seen a recent rise due in part to increased tensions concerning the Ukraine crisis.


Over the past week, average retail diesel prices notched a $0.007 decline for a national average of $3.952 per gallon. On a regional basis, Rocky Mountain prices made the deepest dip, down $0.013, while West Coast prices barely budged, down just $0.001 per gallon. Over the last year, diesel prices are up $0.010. 


At these latest prices, the West Coast pays the prettiest penny for gasoline ($3.977), while the East Coast dishes out $4.068 for diesel. On the other end, the Rocky Mountain region can guzzle gas for just $3.438 as the Gulf Coast grabs diesel for $3.790 per gallon.