Following a one-week drop, the national average price for regular gasoline climbed 2.5¢ to $1.934/gal. for the week ending March 2, but $1.228 below a year ago and $2.180 under the all-time high of July 7, 2008. Meanwhile, diesel fell for the seventh straight week, shedding 4.3¢ to $2.087/gal., the lowest price since Feb. 21, 2005.

Gasoline was up on the East Coast, adding 1¢ to $1.922, while the Midwest jumped 7.9¢ to $1.887, and the Gulf Coast added 4.4¢ $1.829. But the Rocky Mountains shaved 1.1¢ ($1.79), and the West Coast 5.1¢ ($2.17). California was down 7.2¢ to $2.189.

The national average price for diesel was $1.571 below a year ago and $2.677 below the all-time high set on July 14, 2008. Prices for the week were down across the country. The East Coast slid by 4.6¢ to $2.153, the Midwest 4.1¢ to $2.03, the Gulf Coast 3.1¢ to $2.043, the Rocky Mountains 6.7¢ to $2.091, and the West Coast was at $2.185. California tumbled 7.5¢ to $2.144/gal.