The average price of gasoline remains on an upward trend this week. Across all regions, the retail gasoline has seen a significant up-tick compared to last week. This brings the national average to $2.751. Compared to the same period last year, the national average has increased by $0.810.
Industry experts expect prices to climb throughout spring’s oil refinery maintenance season.
The lowest price per retail gallon can be found on the Gulf Coast, where the average is $2.647. This is an increase of $0.051 compared to a week ago. Ranking second is the Rocky Mountain region with an average of $2.685, up by $0.054 compared to last week.
Barely topping that figure is the Midwest region, with an increase of $0.055 compared to last week bringing the average to $2.695. The East Coast states average $2.740 this week, up by $0.043.
Finally, the West Coast remains the most expensive region for retail regular gasoline with an average of $2.984, up by $0.047 from last week. California state average is $3.046.
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All figures are obtained from the U.S. Energy Information Administration