Average gas prices--January 19, 2009

Consumer Reports News: January 21, 2009 04:37 PM

Gasoline prices continue to rise across the country, but diesel prices have decreased compared against the week before. On average, gasoline prices rose around 6 cents. The national gasoline average is now about a $1.17 below the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is now $.97 below this time last year.

National retail fuel price averages

Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon $1.85  .06
Diesel fuel/gallon $2.30  .02

Regional regular gasoline prices

Price Change from last week
East Coast $1.81  .06
  -New England $1.80  .05
  -Central Atlantic $1.81  .06
  -Lower Atlantic $1.81  .07
Midwest $1.87  .05
Gulf Coast $1.73  .08
Rocky Mountain $1.61  .04
West Coast $2.03 .08
  -California $2.06 .08

Energy Information Administration, 1/19/09. 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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