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Average gas prices—December 1, 2008

Consumer Reports News: December 01, 2008 04:51 PM

Gasoline and diesel prices continue to decrease from the week before, though at a slower rate. The national gasoline average is now more than a $1.25 below the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is now 80 cents below this time last year.

 National retail fuel price averages

Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon $1.81  .08
Diesel fuel/gallon $2.62   .05

Regional regular gasoline prices

Price Change from last week
East Coast $1.86  .09
  -New England $1.87  .08
  -Central Atlantic $1.95  .10
  -Lower Atlantic $1.79  .09
Midwest $1.72  .03
Gulf Coast $1.73  .07
Rocky Mountain $1.74 .11
West Coast $1.97 .15
  -California $1.96 .16

Energy Information Administration, 12/1/08. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

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