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Average gas prices–Oct. 22, 2012

Average gas prices–Oct. 22, 2012

Gas prices have dropped significantly around the country, giving some relief to drivers compared to the week before. The national gasoline average is 23 cents above the price this time last year and about 13 cents below last week’s price. Premium gasoline is now averaging $3.99. Diesel fuel is about 29 cents above this time last year.

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National regular gasoline prices Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon
$3.69 .13
Diesel fuel/gallon
$4.12 .03
Regional regular gasoline prices
East Coast
$3.70 .09
–New England
$3.84 .08
–Central Atlantic
$3.79 .09
–Lower Atlantic
$3.59 .10
Midwest
$3.49 .20
Gulf Coast
$3.45 .10
Rocky Mountain
$3.71 .03
West Coast
$4.25 .15
–California
$4.43 .19

Source: Energy Information Administration, 10/22/12. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

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