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Average gas prices--September 17, 2012

Consumer Reports News: September 17, 2012 05:08 PM

Gas prices are up across the country compared to the week before. The national gasoline average is 28 cents above the price this time last year and about 3 cents above last week's price. Premium gasoline is now averaging $4.15. Diesel fuel is about 30 cents above this time last year.

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National regular gasoline prices Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon
$3.88 .03
Diesel fuel/gallon
$4.14 .00
Regional regular gasoline prices
East Coast
$3.88 .05
--New England
$3.99 .07
--Central Atlantic
$3.95 .09
--Lower Atlantic
$3.79 .02
$3.89 .03
Gulf Coast
$3.66 .01
Rocky Mountain
$3.77 .07
West Coast
$4.07 .01
$4.16 .00

Source: Energy Information Administration, 9/17/12. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

Jeff Bartlett

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