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Average gas prices--September 24, 2012

Consumer Reports News: September 24, 2012 05:53 PM

Gas prices are down across the country compared to the week before. The national gasoline average is 32 cents above the price this time last year and about 5 cents below last week's price. Premium gasoline is now averaging $4.11. Diesel fuel is about 30 cents above this time last year.

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National regular gasoline prices Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon
$3.88 .03
Diesel fuel/gallon
$4.09 .05
Regional regular gasoline prices
East Coast
$3.88 .05
--New England
$3.99 .04
--Central Atlantic
$3.95 .05
--Lower Atlantic
$3.79 .06
Midwest
$3.89 .08
Gulf Coast
$3.66 .06
Rocky Mountain
$3.77 .00
West Coast
$4.07 .01
--California
$4.16 .00

Source: Energy Information Administration, 9/24/12. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

Liza Barth

   

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