The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped for the third straight week to $2.382 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Sept. 26. The average price for diesel is now seven-tenths of a cent cheaper than the previous week, and nearly 10 cents cheaper than the same time a year ago.
Diesel price averages fell in seven regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average decrease was in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices at the pump fell by 1.7 cents per gallon. Prices increased slightly in the East Coast and Lower Atlantic regions by two-tenths of a cent each, and by four-tenths of a cent in the Central Atlantic.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
U.S. – $2.382, down seven-tenths of a cent
East Coast – $2.393, up two-tenths of a cent
New England – $2.398, down seven-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $2.489, up four-tenths of a cent
Lower Atlantic – $2.318, up two-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $2.359, down seven-tenths of a cent
Gulf Coast – $2.23, down 1.2 cents
Rocky Mountain – $2.465, down 1.7 cents
West Coast – $2.64, down 1.2 cents
West Coast less California – $2.515, down nine-tenths of a cent
California – $2.739, down 1.5 cents