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Diesel prices nationwide experience largest drop in more than a month

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down a cent to $2.389 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Sept. 19. This marks the third consecutive decrease after two weeks of increases. The latest average diesel price is the largest week-to-week decrease since Aug. 8 when prices went down 3.2 cents when compared to the previous week.

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 fell by 2.9 cents per gallon. Prices were down two-tenths of a cent in the California region, the smallest decrease in the nation.

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

U.S. – $2.389, down 1 cent
East Coast – $2.391, down eight-tenths of a cent
New England – $2.405, down five-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $2.485, down 1 cent
Lower Atlantic – $2.316, down seven-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $2.366, down 1 cent
Gulf Coast – $2.242, down 1.4 cents
Rocky Mountain – $2.482, down seven-tenths of a cent
West Coast – $2.652, down 1.4 cents
West Coast less California – $2.524, down 2.9 cents
California – $2.754, down two-tenths of a cent