U.S. diesel price falls 1.6 cents, $2.185

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After a whopping 13.1-cent increase five weeks ago, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel has stayed basically the same since, this week seeing a 1.6-cent dip to $2.185.

The price saw a modest climb four weeks ago, 0.7 cent, and three weeks ago saw a modest 0.1-cent hike; two weeks ago saw a small 0.8-cent decline, while last week saw a 2.0-cent drop. This week’s price is $1.964 less than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

All regions tracked by DOE saw price decreases. The largest decrease by region, 1.9 cents, was found in the Lower Atlantic, where week-over-week prices fell to $2.152. The smallest decrease by region, 0.8 cent, was found in the Rocky Mountains, where week-over-week prices fell to $2.262.

The nation’s most expensive diesel by region, $2.382, was found in New England, where week-over-week prices fell 1.3 cents. The nation’s least expensive diesel by region, $2.124, was found in the Midwest, where week-over-week prices fell 1.8 cents.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price decrease of 0.4 cent to $2.316; that price is $2.066 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.