U.S. diesel price dips 0.3 cent to $4.645

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After seeing small declines for three of the last four weeks following a record high, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel basically remained the same for the week ending Monday, June 30, falling 0.3 cent. Still, the $4.645 price is $1.816 higher than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

The average U.S. price now has been above $4 for 12 weeks, setting an all-time high of $4.723 on May 26.

Most regions tracked by DOE saw minimal price declines. The largest decrease, 1.4 cents, was found in the Rocky Mountains, where week-over-week prices fell to $4.638. The smallest decrease, 0.3 cent, was found in the Midwest, where week-over-week prices declined to $4.571, the nation’s cheapest diesel by region. The New England (down 1.1 cents) and Central Atlantic (down 0.9 cent) regions tied for the nation’s most expensive diesel by region, $4.822.

Minor price increases were seen in the Gulf Coast (up 0.2 cent to $4.604) and West Coast (up 0.1 cent to $4.817) regions. California, which DOE tracks separately, recorded the nation’s highest diesel price, $4.928; prices in that state increased 0.6 cent after passing the $5 mark five weeks ago.

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