The price of a gallon of gas kept driving downward during the past week, according to the latest weekly survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the government agency that regularly tracks the cost of gasoline and diesel across the United States. For the U.S. as a whole, the average price of a gallon of gas slipped won nearly 4-cents per gallon to about $3.61. Only the Rocky Mountain states saw an increase in gas prices, where the average cost of fuel increased nearly 3-cents per gallon. Even so, the cost of gas in the Rocky Mountain region remained below the national average.
The price of gas across the United States varied widely, however, with prices across the Gulf Coast as low as $3.43 per gallon, on average, while the cost of a gallon of regular unleaded cost nearly $4.00 per gallon in some metropolitan areas of Californa and Florida.
For truckers and those in the shipping industry, the cost of a gallon of diesel fuel fell to an average of $3.98 per gallon during the past week. However, the price of diesel in the New England states and in California were much higher, at $4.13 and $4.20, respectively.