U.S. diesel price drops 0.8 cent, $2.608

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After seven consecutive weeks of increases, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel fell 0.8 cents to $2.608 for the week ending Monday, June 29. The price — which had climbed 43.1 cents in the previous seven weeks — is $2.037 less than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

All regions tracked by DOE saw price decreases except one, the Rocky Mountains, where week-over-week prices climbed 1.7 cents to $2.631. The largest decrease by region, 1.4 cents, was found on the Gulf Coast, where week-over-week prices fell to $2.569, the nation’s least expensive diesel by region. The smallest decrease by region, 0.4 cents, was found in both the New England and Central Atlantic regions; New England’s price was $2.666, while the Central Atlantic price of $2.726 was the nation’s most expensive diesel by region.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price decrease of 0.4 cent to $2.785; that price is $2.143 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.