Average gas prices—December 29, 2008

Consumer Reports News: December 29, 2008 09:35 AM

Gasoline and diesel prices decreased in most areas from the week before, with some areas staying the same. The national gasoline average is now more than a $1.44 below the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is now over a dollar below this time last year.

National retail fuel price averages

Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon $1.61 .04
Diesel fuel/gallon $2.33 .04

Regional regular gasoline prices

Price Change from last week
East Coast $1.63 .04
  -New England $1.65 .04
  -Central Atlantic $1.67 .04
  -Lower Atlantic $1.59 .04
Midwest $1.57 .06
Gulf Coast $1.50 .05
Rocky Mountain $1.51 .02
West Coast $1.79 0
  -California $1.81 0

Energy Information Administration, 12/29/08. 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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