Gas Prices Up 12 Cents in One Week, Diesel Up 6 Cents

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Graph from AAA Fuel Gauge Report

The average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gas in the US on April 8, 2011 is $3.73, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. Gas prices have risen 12 cents in the past week.  One week ago the average gas price was $3.61.  Gas prices have risen 21 cents in the past month. One month ago gas prices were at $3.52.

Typically Hawaii and Alaska have the highest gas prices in the US, but today California gas prices are higher than in Alaska. In California, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $4.12, the highest price in the continental US. Only Hawaii has higher prices at $4.38 a gallon. In Alaska, gas is averaging $4.11.

New Jersey and Colorado are tied for the lowest gas prices in the country, with gas prices averaging $3.54  per gallon.

Diesel fuel in California is currently averaging $4.46 per gallon. The average price for a gallon of diesel gas in the US is $4.02. One month ago diesel gas was averaging $3.90. One week ago, diesel gas was averaging $3.96. In the past week, diesel fuel has risen over 6 cents.

In Texas, gas is averaging $3.65. Washington state is $3.85. New York is $3.90. Arizona is $3.60. Massachusetts is $3.65.

 

Data provided by Oil Price Information Service in cooperation with Wright Express.