U.S. diesel price falls 1.3 cents, $2.634

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel declined for the second consecutive week, falling 1.3 cents to $2.634 for the week ending Monday, Sept. 14. The price — which had climbed 17.8 cents over the six-week period prior to last week’s 2.7-cent decline — is $1.389 less than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

All regions tracked by DOE saw price declines except for two: the Rocky Mountains, where prices climbed 0.1 cent to $2.683; and the West Coast, where prices increased 0.9 cent to $2.795, the nation’s most expensive diesel by region.

Elsewhere, the biggest decrease, 2.1 cents, was found in the Midwest, where prices fell to $2.607. The smallest decrease, 0.5 cent, was found in the Lower Atlantic, where prices slipped to $2.599. The nation’s least expensive diesel by region, $2.555, was found on the Gulf Coast, where prices fell 2.0 cents.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price decrease of 1.9 cents to $2.847; that price is $1.206 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.