• Apr 10, 2013
Decreasing gas prices will make for a little less pain ... Decreasing gas prices will make for a little less pain at the pump this summer (basykes, Flickr).
The average retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is expected to be $3.63 this summer, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That price is slightly below the averages from the past two years.

The administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts a decline in crude oil prices and gas consumption along with an increase in gasoline inventory levels. Cheaper crude oil will have the biggest impact, as it accounts for two-thirds of the overall price of gas. Crude oil is expected to be down about $1.50 per barrel.

The Administration also looked different regions of the country, projecting what residents can expect to pay at the pump in the East Coast, Midwest, Gulf Coast, Rocky Mountain and West Coast areas. Drivers on the West Coast will be faced with gas prices as much as 26 cents per gallon higher than the national average. Conversely, residents of the Gulf Coast states may enjoy prices of 16 cents per gallon lower than the national average.

The chart below shows the price projections for each of these regions as well as the averages from one year ago.




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      • 1 Year Ago
      Its obamas fault
      rocknrollcapt
      • 1 Year Ago
      this might be harsh but if these A-holes in d.c. think a slight decrease in these high freaken fuel prices will egg us idiot americans into saying to hell with it and to being raped by the greedy oil companies then all i can say is that America went to Hell in 1969. personaly i think there is a conspiracy by the corrupt U.S. government to incite the populace into actual revolution so they can practice genocide on us!!!!!! i say let the arabs and big oil drink their friggen oil, literally.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kumandgo andcaseseysarerippingus off
      Ron Wizard
      • 1 Year Ago
      We need a republican president. Badly! Gas was $1.87 the day Obama took office.
        gosoaring10
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron Wizard
        I must have been living in a different country when these gas prices you mention were around.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron Wizard
        bullshit
          • 1 Year Ago
          you are
          • 1 Year Ago
          Libs can't handle the truth. Bring GWB back
      • 1 Year Ago
      Right now, tt's 30 cents cheaper than the predicted average where I live. With all the new oil coming to the market from North Dakota it should be closer to $2 a gallon.
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the Keystone pipeline was in full swing, Gas would be around $2.50 a gallon.
      • 1 Year Ago
      When I see $1.50 a gallon ,then i may call it cheap!!! Don't try to brain wash us into thinking $3.65 a gallon is cheap!! GRRRR!
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was in King City California in 2008, which seemed very expensive until we got to Santa Barbara, where we saw it for 4.99. Shows how up to date Yahoo is. Click on the picture and it will show the photographer's name!
      • 1 Year Ago
      hay ron back in 2008 gas was at least 3.00 to 3.25 a gallon you are right obama hasn't done anything worth a **** but gas prices wern't any better.
      • 1 Year Ago
      STILL TWICE as MUCH as when Bush was in! Don't let nazibama fool you into being complacent about what he has done to this economy!
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