Diesel price drops 2.9 cents

Updated Mar 5, 2013

A brief but fairly sharp surge in diesel prices has ended. The national average retail diesel price decreased 2.9 cents to $4.13 a gallon during the week ended March 4, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. Diesel prices are 3.6 cents higher than the same week last year.

Diesel prices fell in all regions, led by a 4.6-cent drop in the New England region. The Rocky Mountain region still has the nation’s cheapest diesel on average at $4.047 a gallon. California still has the nation’s most expensive diesel on average at $4.341 a gallon.

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