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Average gas prices--February 23, 2009

Consumer Reports News: February 23, 2009 04:58 PM

Gasoline and diesel prices fell this week in every region compared against the week before. On average, gasoline prices are up 5.5 cents. The national gasoline average is now about a $1.22 below the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is now $1.42 below this time last year.

National retail fuel price averages

Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon $1.91 .06
Diesel fuel/gallon $2.13  .06

Regional regular gasoline prices

Price Change from last week
East Coast  $1.91 .04
  -New England  $1.91 .03
  -Central Atlantic  $1.95  .02
  -Lower Atlantic  $1.88  .06
Midwest  $1.81 .10
Gulf Coast  $1.79 .05
Rocky Mountain  $1.80 .02
West Coast  $2.22 .02
  -California  $2.26 .03

Energy Information Administration, 2/23/09. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

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