Gas and the Average Prices that You Should Know


Gas prices have decreased in most regions. The national gasoline average is down three cents from this time last week, but still up 15 cents from a year ago. Premium gas is $4.03, down a couple cents from a week ago. Diesel fuel is about 12 cents beyond this time last year.

See our guide to fuel economy for advice on saving gasoline, including reports how to get the best gas mileage and how to find the cheapest gas. Learn about future technologies such as electric and hydrogen fuel cells inside our guide to alternative fuels.

National regular gasoline prices Price Change from a couple weeks ago

Regular gasoline/gallon $3.68 ? .03

Diesel fuel/gallon $3.96 ? .01

Regional regular gasoline prices Price Vary from last week

East Coast $3.68 ? .01

-New England $3.75 ? .00

-Central Atlantic $3.74 ? .01

-Lower Atlantic $3.65 ? .01

Midwest $3.60 ? .07

Gulf Coast $3.47 ? .03

Rocky Mountain $3.50 ? .02

West Coast $4.06 ? .01

-California $4.22 ? .03

Source: Energy Information Administration, 5/5/14. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

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