Diesel prices resumed their downward course again last week with a 2.5-cent drop nationally, following the prior before’s considerable jump. Last week’s decrease ends a two-week climb in which prices jumped 8 cents, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.531. Prices dropped in all regions except the Rocky Mountain region, where prices climbed slightly by seven-tenths of a cent.
The most significant decrease came in the Lower Atlantic region, where prices dropped by 4.2 cents, followed by the Midwest region, where prices dropped by 3.4 cents.
The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.808 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.642 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast at $2.325 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.427 per gallon.
Prices in other regions are as follows:
•New England – $2.562
•Midwest – $2.60
•Rocky Mountain – $2.523
•West Coast less California – $2.576