U.S. diesel price drops 1.4 cents, $2.594

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second consecutive week, declining 1.4 cents to $2.594 for the week ending Monday, July 6. The price — which had climbed 43.1 cents in the seven weeks prior to last week — is $2.133 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 $2.648. The largest decrease by region, 2.4 cents, was found in the Lower Atlantic, where week-over-week prices fell to $2.56. The smallest decrease by region, 0.6 cents, was found on the West Coast, where week-over-week prices fell to $2.706.

The nation’s most expensive diesel by region, $2.714, was found in the Central Atlantic, where week-over-week prices fell 1.2 cents. The nation’s least expensive diesel by region, $2.547, was found on the Gulf Coast, where week-over-week prices fell 2.2 cents.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price increase of 0.2 cent to $2.787; still, that price is $2.214 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.