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Friday, July 19, 2024

Average diesel prices fall for third straight week

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down 1.2 cents to $2.402 per gallon for the week ending Monday, July 18. This marks the fourth decrease in five weeks, including an unchanged national average three weeks ago.

Diesel price averages went down in nine of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average decrease was in the West Coast less California region, where prices at the pump fell by 2.7 cents per gallon. Prices were up one-tenth of a cent in the Gulf Coast region, the only increase in the nation.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:

U.S. – $2.402, down 1.2 cents
East Coast – $2.411, down 1.3 cents
New England – $2.446, down 2.3 cents
Central Atlantic – $2.503, down 1.8 cents
Lower Atlantic – $2.332, down nine-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $2.369, down 1.6 cents
Gulf Coast – $2.262, up one-tenths of a cent
Rocky Mountain – $2.435, down 1 cent
West Coast – $2.686, down 2.2 cents
West Coast less California – $2.569, down 2.7 cents
California – $2.780, down 1.8 cents