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Average gas prices--Oct. 29, 2012

Consumer Reports News: October 30, 2012 08:08 AM

Gas prices have dropped significantly around the country, giving some relief to drivers compared to the week before. The national gasoline average is 12 cents above the price this time last year and about 13 cents below last week's price. Premium gasoline is now averaging $3.88. Diesel fuel is about 14 cents above this time last year.

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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 guide to alternative fuels.

National regular gasoline prices Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon
$3.57 .12
Diesel fuel/gallon
$4.03 .09
Regional regular gasoline prices
East Coast
$3.59 .11
--New England
$3.74 .10
--Central Atlantic
$3.69 .10
--Lower Atlantic
$3.47 .12
Midwest
$3.39 .10
Gulf Coast
$3.34 .11
Rocky Mountain
$3.65 .06
West Coast
$4.05 .20
--California
$4.17 .26

Source: Energy Information Administration, 10/29/12. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

Liza Barth

   

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