US gasoline buyers may pay less this summer: EIA

19 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

WASHINGTON: Even as the gasoline price kept rising in the United States since early 2019, U.S. drivers and other gasoline users may pay less compared to last summer, according to a report released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday.

EIA expected that the retail price of U.S. regular-grade gasoline would average 2.76 U.S. dollars per gallon from April through September this year. The number is 3 percent lower than the average retail price of 2.85 dollars per gallon for the same period in 2018, reports Xinhua.

According to the EIA, the monthly average retail gasoline prices in the United States would increase from 2.74 dollars per gallon in April to a peak of 2.83 dollars per gallon in June.

Then the price was expected to fall gradually to 2.66 dollars per gallon by September.