U.S. diesel price falls for third straight week

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Updated Dec 17, 2011

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The U.S. average diesel price declined for the third consecutive week after surpassing $4 a gallon, declining 3.7 cents to $3.894 for the week ending Monday, Dec. 12, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The latest price is 66.3 cents higher than the same week last year.

All regions tracked by DOE saw falling prices, led by a 5.9-cent decline in the Midwest, where prices fell to $3.848. The smallest decrease was 0.4 cent in New England, where the average price is $4.032.

The nation’s most expensive diesel was in California, where the average price was down 5.0 cents to $4.122. The nation’s least expensive diesel was in the Gulf Coast region, where the average price was down 3.4 cents to $3.794.

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