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Average gas prices--May 25, 2009

Consumer Reports News: May 26, 2009 04:57 PM

In every region, fuel prices are up compared against the week before. Gasoline is increasingly more expensive than diesel fuel per gallon. The national gasoline average is now about a $1.50 below the price this time last year. Despite the increase in price, diesel fuel is now $2.45 below this time last year.

For insight into the climbing fuel prices, read: "Why gas prices are going up."

[Click here for the latest average gas prices on Consumer Reports Online.]

National retail fuel price averages


Price Change from last week

Regular gasoline/gallon  $2.44 .13
Diesel fuel/gallon  $2.27 .04

Regional regular gasoline prices


Price Change from last week
East Coast  $2.39 .10
 -New England  $2.41 .11
  -Central Atlantic  $2.42 .10
  -Lower Atlantic  $2.37 .09
Midwest  $2.47 .17
Gulf Coast  $2.32 .11
Rocky Mountain  $2.36 .12
West Coast  $2.58 .12
  -California  $2.64 .11

Source: Energy Information Administration, 5/25/09. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

For more information on saving fuel see our reports on how to get the best gas mileage and where to find the cheapest gas.

Aaron Bailey

   

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