The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel dipped by more than half a cent to $2.115 for the week ending Monday, April 4, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Information Administration. The decrease of six-tenths of a cent comes after prices had risen for six consecutive weeks.
While prices were down on average nationally, six of the 10 regions in the U.S. actually saw minor increases to prices at the pump last week. The largest average increase was in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices at the pump rose by 2.9 cents per gallon. Prices were down 1.8 cents in the Gulf Coast region, the largest decrease in the nation.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
U.S. – $2.115, down six-tenths of a cent
East Coast – $2.179, no change
New England – $2.243, up two-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $2.296, up four-tenths of a cent
Lower Atlantic – $2.077, down four-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $2.065, down 1.2 cents
Gulf Coast – $1.983, down 1.8 cent
Rocky Mountain – $2.213, up 2.9 cents
West Coast – $2.317, up two-tenths of a cent
West Coast less California – $2.179, up two-tenths of a cent
California – $2.426, up one-tenth of a cent