Diesel prices slip a half-cent

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel decreased one-half cent to $2.863 for the week ending Monday, Aug. 27. The price was about 16 cents less than the same week last year.

The average price decreased in most regions tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy. The biggest decrease – more than 3 cents – was on the West Coast. Two regions – the Gulf Coast and the Midwest – saw a slight increase in prices, with the Midwest price up almost a full penny.

The West Coast still had the nation’s most expensive diesel at $2.965 a gallon; California, which DOE tracks separately, saw a 3-cent decrease to $2.986, down from last week’s $3.016. The nation’s cheapest diesel was in the Lower Atlantic region, at $2.800 a gallon.

For updated state-by-state diesel prices, click here.