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Average gas prices--March 26, 2012

Consumer Reports News: March 26, 2012 05:23 PM

Gas prices are up in most areas around the country compared to the week before. However, this is the first time in two months that an area has seen a decrease. The national gasoline average is $.32 above the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is about $.22 above this time last year. Premium fuel is $4.17, up about five cents from last week.

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National regular gasoline prices Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon
$3.92 .05
Diesel fuel/gallon
$4.15 .01
Regional regular gasoline prices
East Coast
$3.87 .06
—New England
$3.86 .03
—Central Atlantic
$3.88 .05
—Lower Atlantic
$3.86 .07
$3.90 .06
Gulf Coast
$3.76 .06
Rocky Mountain
$3.69 .06
West Coast
$4.24 0
$4.36 .02

Source: Energy Information Administration, 3/26/12. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

See our guide to fuel economy for advice on saving gasoline, including reports on how to get the best gas mileage and where to find the cheapest gas. Learn about future technologies in our in our guide to alternative fuels.

Liza Barth

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