US average retail price of regular gasoline falls 1 cent in week ended Aug. 5 from previous week, year-over-year to US$3.63/gallon; average diesel price down 1 cent for week, up cents year-over-year to US$3.91/gallon: EIA
August 8, 2013
– The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased one cent to $3.63 per gallon as of August 5, 2013, one cent lower than last year at this time and below the year-ago price for the first time since May 2013. Prices decreased in all regions except the Midwest, where the price increased one cent to $3.59 per gallon. The largest decrease came on the West Coast, where the price fell four cents to $3.89 per gallon. The Gulf Coast price is $3.45 per gallon, three cents lower than last week. On the East Coast, the price dropped two cents to $3.63 per gallon. Rounding out the regions, the Rocky Mountain price declined less than a penny to remain at $3.64 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price decreased one cent to $3.91 per gallon, six cents higher than last year at this time. Prices increased less than a penny on the West Coast to remain at $4.05 per gallon and two cents in the Rocky Mountains to $3.93 per gallon, while decreasing in all other regions. The East Coast and Midwest prices both decreased one cent, to $3.92 per gallon and $3.88 per gallon, respectively. The Gulf Coast price declined less than one cent to $3.84 per gallon.