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National gasoline prices fell in all regions except one, and California put downward pressure on West Coast highway diesel.
Average national retail price for regular gasoline was down again over the report week. Lower week-over by 0.043 to $3.339/gallon -- 0.013 higher than the same time last year.
East Coast gasoline managed a decline -- 0.042 lower to $3.491; Gulf Coast 0.066 lower to $3.205; Rocky Mountain gasoline lower 0.052 to $3.559; West Coast down 0.116 to $3.783.
California retail gasoline dove to the lowside shucking 0.138 -- the largest decline during the week to $3.858.
National average price for highway diesel down 0.030 to $3.980/gallon. Regionally a mixed bag posting week-over gains in four of the ten reporting zones. Year-over prices mixed as well.
Gains in highway diesel come as no surprise on the East coast where a gallon rose 0.003 to $4.037, falling at New England's PADD1A, but higher farther south along the coast -- PADD1B adds 0.010 to $4.165 -- PADD1C higher 0.002 to $3.912.
Elsewhere, prices fell slightly. Midwest highway diesel 0.051 lower to $3.908; Gulf coast 0.045 lower to $3.875; Rocky Mountain diesel 0.056 lower to $4.104.
California actually pulled West Coast prices down. West Coast PADD5 lower 0.022 to $4.131 but West Coast diesel with California omitted was higher 0.030 to $4.098.
California still ramping down from a price explosion last month -- lower week-over by this report's largest margin of 0.065 to $4.160.