In its weekly diesel fuel report, the Department of Energy reported the country’s at-pump diesel price average dropped 1.8 cents during the week ending July 13.
The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.814 nationwide, which is $1.08 lower than the same week a year ago. Fuel prices dropped in all regions except the Rocky Mountain region, where prices increased by just two-tenths of a cent.
The most significant decrease came in the West Coast less California region, where prices dropped 5.9 cents, followed by the Central Atlantic region, where prices dropped 3.5 cents.
The nation’s most expensive diesel is in California, at $3.133 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region, at $3.038 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel in the U.S. can be found in the Midwest region, at $2.704 per gallon, followed by the Gulf Coast region at $2.708 per gallon.
Fuel prices in other regions, according to the Department of Energy, are:
•New England – $3.029
•Lower Atlantic – $2.797
•Rocky Mountain – $2.787
•West Coast less California – $2.919
According to the Fuel Surcharge Index, a private measure of weekly diesel prices, the U.S.’ average price dropped 2.1 cents during the week, down to $2.743 nationally.
FSI has diesel prices below the $3 in every region except New England, which averages $3.012 per gallon.