U.S. diesel price falls more than 6 cents

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Updated Aug 23, 2011

The U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel fuel declined for the third consecutive week, declining 6.2 cents to $3.835 for the week ending Monday, Aug. 15, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The price, which has fallen 11.4 cents since July 25, is the lowest since Feb. 28 when it was $3.716. However, the price is still 85.6 cents higher than the same week last year.

Prices in all regions tracked by DOE saw declines. The biggest decline, 11 cents, was found in California, where prices fell to $3.957. The smallest decline, 2.5 cents, was found in the Rocky Mountains, where prices declined to $3.826.

The nation’s highest price, $4.001, was found in New England, where prices fell 3 cents. The nation’s lowest price, $3.806, was found on the Gulf Coast, where prices fell 6.2 cents.

Complete diesel price information is available on EIA’s website.