Average Gasoline Prices Hit New Record

The average retail price in the U.S. for regular gasoline increased by 6.2 cents to 261.2 cents per gallon, topping a new high each week for three straight weeks, according to the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration.

That total is 72.8 cents higher than August 2004. Though the Rocky Mountain region has the lowest average regional price, its average has increased 10.6 cents to 254.6 cent per gallon, marking the largest jump in the country.

The most expensive region, the West Coast, saw prices swell 4.2 cents to 271.1 cents per gallon. California’s average price gained 3.4 cents to 275.0 per gallon., the report said.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Trump and Regulations: An Alt-Fuel View

With 2025 emissions targets back in review, manufacturers, alt-fuel, and alt-power suppliers weigh in on the potential impacts of Trump’s initiatives.

Why GM’s Telematics Announcement is a Really Big Deal

Enabling a telematics connection at the factory — and not through an aftermarket hardware installation — is a game changer for fleets.

Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

Sifting through the notes of Avis Budget Group’s and Hertz Global Holdings’ recent fourth quarter conference calls give us some trend lines to watch out for in 2017. (Of course, this gives us an incomplete snapshot, as Enterprise Holdings is privately held.)

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>