Eugene/Springfield $3.560 $3.383 $3.435 $3.533 $4.330 6/28/08
Medford/Ashland $3.564 $3.361 $3.437 $3.589 $4.379 7/11/08
Bend $3.545 $3.391 $3.403 $3.529 $4.345 6/20/08
Vancouver, WA $3.517 $3.370 $3.392 $3.547 $4.349 6/28/08
Hawaii remains the only state with regular unleaded at or above $4 a gallon, and only one state is below $3 a gallon, same as last week. For the 12th week in a row, both Oregon and Washington remain out of the ten most expensive states, but California remains in the top five. Hawaii has the most expensive gas in the country for the 16th consecutive week at $4.14, followed by California at $3.93 (up 24 cents and up from fourth most expensive last week), New York at $3.89, Connecticut at $3.87, and Alaska at $3.74. Oregon is 24th for the second week in a row at $3.51 (up 16.5 cents). Washington is 26th down from 23rd last week at $3.51 (up 15 cents). Idaho is 46th for the second consecutive week at $3.26 (up 14 cents). Wyoming has the cheapest gas in the nation for the third week in a row at $2.95 a gallon (up a dime).
Diesel prices are also climbing, but are not rising as rapidly as gasoline. The national average gains seven cents to $3.99 while Oregon’s average jumps nine cents to $4.00. It’s the first time since early December that the Oregon average has been at or above $4 a gallon. Diesel is at or above $4 a gallon in 23 states (including the District of Columbia), up from 13 last week. Hawaii is most expensive at $4.92, followed by New York at $4.35, Connecticut at $4.34, California at $4.27 (up a dime and up from sixth last week) and Maine at $4.27. Washington is 17th for the second consecutive week at $4.04 (up nine cents). Oregon is 21st up from 23rd last week. Idaho is 30th up from 36th at $3.94 (up 12 cents). A year ago, the national average for diesel was $3.88 and Oregon's was $3.95.
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