Average gas prices--January 26, 2009

Consumer Reports News: January 26, 2009 05:13 PM

Gasoline prices are a mixed bag this week, though there are signs that the bottom has been reached. On the other hand, diesel prices have decreased compared against the week before. On average, gasoline prices are down a penny. The national gasoline average is now about a $1.14 below the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is now $.99 below this time last year.

National retail fuel price averages

Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon $1.84 .01
Diesel fuel/gallon $2.27  .03

Regional regular gasoline prices

Price Change from last week
East Coast  $1.82 .01
  -New England  $1.82  .02
  -Central Atlantic  $1.83  .02
  -Lower Atlantic  $1.81     .0
Midwest  $1.82 .05
Gulf Coast  $1.73     .0
Rocky Mountain  $1.64 .04
West Coast  $2.06 .03
  -California  $2.10 .03

Energy Information Administration, 1/26/09. 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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