U.S. diesel price down 0.3 cents to $2.886

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel dropped 0.3 cents to $2.886 during the week ending Monday, July 30. That price was 9.4 cents lower than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

For the second consecutive week, diesel prices remained mostly static in all regions tracked by DOE, with both minor increases and decreases reported. The biggest increase, 1.5 cents, was recorded in the Rocky Mountain region, where truckers paid $3.003 per gallon. The biggest decrease, 2.2 cents, was seen in the Central Atlantic area, where drivers paid $2.923 per gallon.

The nation’s most expensive diesel, $3.058, was found on the West Coast; truckers in California — which DOE tracks separately — paid even more, $3.152, which actually was a decrease of 0.6 cents from last week’s price. The nation’s cheapest diesel, $2.806, was found in the Lower Atlantic region.

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