Truck drivers in New England states were the only ones to experience an increase in diesel fuel prices last week, and that increase — at 0.3 cents per gallon — could hardly be considered devastating.
Overall, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported lower diesel fuel prices in all other regions of the country, with the average price for a gallon of diesel settling in the $2.421 range. That’s a little more than two cents less than last week and $1.184 less expensive than a year ago at this time.
The cheapest fuel was available in could be found in the Gulf Coast states where a gallon of diesel averaged $2.280, and in the Lower Atlantic states, where the average fuel price was $2.370 per gallon.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Nov. 30:
East Coast: $2.469 last week, $2.455 this week
New England: $2.524 last week, $2.527 this week
Central Atlantic: $2.585 last week, $2.567 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.370 last week, $2.355 this week
Midwest: $2.441 last week, $2.411 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.280 last week, $2.254 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.474 last week, $2.451 this week
California: $2.733 last week, $2.717 this week.