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U.S. city average for gasoline was $3.63 per gallon in June 2013

July 26, 2013

In June 2013, the average price of gasoline (unleaded regular) for all cities in the United States was $3.63 per gallon. Urban areas in the West region had the highest average price of gasoline at $3.86 per gallon, followed closely by the Midwest region at $3.84.

Average price per gallon of gasoline, unleaded regular, by region and selected metropolitan areas, June 2013
Area/RegionAverage price per gallon

U.S. city average

$3.63

Region

 

Northeast urban

3.58

Midwest urban

3.84

South urban

3.37

West urban

3.86

Metropolitan Statistical Area

 

Atlanta, GA

3.46

Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT

3.49

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

4.23

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

3.44

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

4.00

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

4.03

Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

3.56

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA

3.65

Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD

3.49

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

3.99

Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV

3.51

The average price per gallon of gasoline varied across selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas. In June, gasoline prices were at or above $4.00 per gallon in the following metropolitan areas: Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin ($4.23), Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, California ($4.03), Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, Michigan ($4.00).

In June 2013, among the selected metropolitan areas, Atlanta, Georgia, and Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas, had average gasoline prices of $3.46 and $3.44 per gallon, respectively. The average price of gasoline in urban areas in the South region—where the Atlanta and Dallas metropolitan areas are located—was $3.37 per gallon, the lowest price among the four regions.   

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program. To access Average Price data, see the Average Price database. To learn more about prices in Metropolitan Statistical Areas, please visit the Regional Consumer Price Index homepage.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, U.S. city average for gasoline was $3.63 per gallon in June 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130726.htm (visited September 02, 2014).

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