What’s A Penny? Diesel Down, Gasoline Up

The national average price for regular gasoline continued to move higher for the week ending April 20

The national average price for regular gasoline continued to move higher for the week ending April 20, increasing almost 1¢ to $2.06/gal., but $1.45 less than the price a year ago, reports the U.S. Energy Information Administration (USEIA). Meanwhile, diesel was down by nearly 1¢ for the week to $2.22/gal., $1.92 below the price a year ago.

For the week, gasoline was up 1.4¢ on the East Coast to $2.04, while the Midwest, Gulf Coast and West essentially remained flat at $2.01, $1.97 and $2.28, respectively. The Rocky Mountains were up by more than 4¢ to $2.05, while California averaged $2.34.

With the exception of the Rocky Mountain region, diesel was down across the nation, shedding 1¢ on the East Coast ($2.26) and Midwest ($2.10). The Gulf Coast was down 2¢ to $2.19, and the Rocky Mountains increased more than 2¢ to $2.27. The West Coast and California each shed about 1¢ to $2.33 and $2.34, respectively.