Reversing the trend of the previous three weeks, the national average price of regular gasoline at retail dropped 0.9¢ to $1.838/gal. for the week ending Jan. 26. Meanwhile, the national average price of diesel slipped 2.8¢ to reach $2.268/gal.
The weekly gasoline average was $1.139 lower than the price a year ago. The East Coast was up 0.6¢ to $1.816, the Midwest was down 5.4¢ to $1.82, the Gulf Coast was unchanged at $1.729, the Rocky Mountain region was up 3.7¢ to $1.644, and the West Coast rose 2.8¢ to $2.057. California was up 3.1¢ to $2.095.
Diesel dropped in all regions, with the East Coast shedding 3.3¢ to $2.344, the Midwest 3.2¢ to $2.232, the Gulf Coast 2.5¢ to $2.202, the Rocky Mountains 0.6¢ to $2.243, and the West Coast 1.9¢ to $2.319. California fell 2.3¢ to $2.296/gal.