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Pump Prices Down $0.22 From Last Year

Tuesday - 8/27/2013, 2:09pm  ET

Americans are paying slightly more at the gas pump this week, according to an Energy Information Administration report released today.

The national average price for regular gasoline clocked in at $3.552 per gallon today, up $0.002 from a week ago and $0.224 below the same time last year. West Coast prices have dropped the most in the past 12 months down $0.295 to $3.745, while the Rocky Mountains are the only region to register an increase, up $0.047 to $3.622. 

Source: eia.gov. 

While gas prices edged up, diesel prices added on $0.013 over the past week to hit $3.913 per gallon. This latest price tag puts diesel $0.176 per gallon below the same time last year.  

Source: eia.gov. 

At these latest prices, the West Coast pays the prettiest penny for gasoline ($3.745) and diesel ($4.072), while the Gulf Coast can guzzle gas for just $3.382 and diesel for $3.829 per gallon. 

This article was originally published as Pump Prices Down $0.22 From Last Yearon Fool.com

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