WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- The price of regular gasoline dropped across the United States last week, according to a report released by U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Monday.
For the week ending Jan. 7, the U.S. average regular gasoline retail price dropped nearly 3 cents from last week to 2.24 U.S. dollars per gallon, which was 29 cents per gallon lower than the same period last year.
For West Coast area which includes the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii, gasoline price fell 4 cents to 3.01 dollars per gallon.
For Rocky Mountain area which includes the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho, gasoline price fell 6 cents to 2.37 dollars per gallon.
For Midwest area, which stands for the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, gasoline price remained almost unchanged, sitting at 2 dollars per gallon.
For Gulf Coast area which includes the states of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and New Mexico, the gasoline price decreased 4 cents to 1.89 dollars per gallon.
For East Coast area, which includes all other states close to the Atlantic Ocean, the price decreased nearly 4 cents to 2.22 dollars per gallon.