Average gas prices--July 2, 2012

Average gas prices--July 2, 2012

Consumer Reports News: July 02, 2012 04:53 PM

Gas prices continue their downward turn across the country right before the July 4th holiday compared to the week before. The national gasoline average is $.22 cents below the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is about 20 cents below this time last year. At $3.62, premium gasoline is down about seven cents from last week.

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National regular gasoline prices Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon
$3.36 .08
Diesel fuel/gallon
$3.65 .03
Regional regular gasoline prices
East Coast
$3.29 .05
--New England
$3.46 .04
--Central Atlantic
$3.38 .03
--Lower Atlantic
$3.17 .07
$3.32 .11
Gulf Coast
$3.13 .07
Rocky Mountain
$3.58 .05
West Coast
$3.72 .11
$3.77 .11

Source: Energy Information Administration, 7/2/12. 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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