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Diesel prices go down after four weeks of going up

Diesel prices go down after four weeks of going up

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down 1.5 cents to $2.564 per gallon for the week ending Monday, March 13. This marks the first decrease after four straight weeks of increases.

Diesel price averages went down in all 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 went down by 4.3 cents per gallon. Prices decreased by eight-tenths of a cent in the Rocky Mountain region, the smallest decrease in the nation.

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

U.S. – $2.564, down 1.5 cents
East Coast – $2.617, down 1.6 cents
New England – $2.628, down 1.8 cents
Central Atlantic – $2.761, down 1.9 cents
Lower Atlantic – $2.512, down 1.3 cents
Midwest – $2.491, down 1.1 cents
Gulf Coast – $2.419, down 1 cent
Rocky Mountain – $2.617, down eight-tenths of a cent
West Coast – $2.846, down 3.1 cents
West Coast less California – $2.736, down 4.3 cents
California – $2.936, down 2 cents