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Average gas prices—December 15, 2008

Consumer Reports News: December 15, 2008 10:42 PM

Gasoline and diesel prices continue to decrease from the week before, though at a slower rate. The Midwest saw a slight increase—possibly a sign of things to come. The national gasoline average is now more than a $1.34 below the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is now 89 cents below this time last year.

 National retail fuel price averages

Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon $1.66  .04
Diesel fuel/gallon $2.42   .09

Regional regular gasoline prices

Price Change from last week
East Coast $1.68  .08
  -New England $1.71  .06
  -Central Atlantic $1.75  .09
  -Lower Atlantic $1.62  .07
Midwest $1.64  .04
Gulf Coast $1.56  .08
Rocky Mountain $1.56 .06
West Coast $1.75 .08
  -California $1.74 .07

Energy Information Administration, 12/15/08. 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.

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