The national average price of fuel rose slightly for the
week ending Feb. 6, marking the third week of increases in a row, according to
the Energy Information Administration.
The national average came in at $2.499 per gallon for the
week, up from $2.489 per gallon from the previous week.
The biggest increase was in the Rocky Mountain region, which
saw a jump of 2.9 cents to $2.503 per gallon. That marked the first time that
region has climbed to the $2.50 mark since November 2005.
The highest prices, meanwhile, were found in California,
where prices rose less than a penny to $2.739 per gallon. The rest of the West
Coast, by contrast, posted an average of $2.645 per gallon. This was up only
slightly from the week before.
The lowest prices were found in the Midwest, where the
average rose 1.4 cents to $2.445 per gallon. The Gulf Coast region wasn’t far
behind at $2.463 per gallon.
The Lower Atlantic had the lowest prices along the East
Coast, coming in at $2.490 per gallon. The Central Atlantic, though posting no
change from the week before, was still higher at $2.618 per gallon. New England
posted the only decrease for the week, dropping slightly to $2.659 per gallon.
The East Coast as a whole rose less than a penny for the
week, coming in at an average of $2.536 per gallon.