U.S. average diesel price drops 2.9 cents to $3.833

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The U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell for the second consecutive week during the week ended Monday, Sept. 19, falling 2.9 cents to $3.833, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. That price is 87.3 cents higher than the same week last year.

Prices fell in every region. The biggest decrease, 4.2 cents, was in the Midwest, where prices fell to $3.799. The smallest decrease, 0.2 cents, was in New England, where prices fell to $3.983.

The nation’s most expensive diesel was in California, where prices crossed the $4 threshold two weeks ago but retreated 0.5 cent this week to $4.062. The least expensive diesel was in the Gulf Coast region, where prices fell 2.5 cents to $3.765.

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