Gulf Coast region's gas prices plummet 11 cents

Miguel Arias puts gas in his vehicle in May in Austin, Texas.

Regional gas prices fell for the ninth consecutive week and reached an average of $3.43 per gallon of regular fuel on Monday, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The average fuel price in the Gulf Coast region has fallen about 57 cents since last month. According to the EIA, gas prices across the region in the last year have ranged between $2.77 on Aug. 30, 2021, and $4.63 on June 13, 2022.

A year ago, the average gas price in the Gulf Coast region was $2.85 per gallon, representing a 20% annual increase.

The average gas price in the United States last week was $3.94, making prices in the Gulf Coast region about 13.0% lower than the nation's average. The average national gas price has fallen for the ninth consecutive week.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's tally of prices in the Gulf Coast states includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.