Average gas prices--January 3, 2011

Consumer Reports News: January 03, 2011 04:34 PM

For the first week of the New Year, gasoline prices are up around the country compared to the week before. The national gasoline average is $.41 above the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is about $.53 above this time last year.

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National regular gasoline prices
Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon
$3.07   ↑ .02
Diesel fuel/gallon
$3.33   .04
Regional regular gasoline prices
East Coast
$3.08    ↑ .02
--New England
$3.14   ↑ .02
--Central Atlantic
$3.13    ↑ .02
--Lower Atlantic
$3.03    ↑ .02
$3.06    ↑ .02
Gulf Coast
$2.92    ↑ .03
Rocky Mountain
$2.85    ↑ .02
West Coast
$3.24    ↑ .02
$3.31    ↑ .02

Source: Energy Information Administration, 1/3/11. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

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.

Aaron Bailey

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