For a third week in a row, the price of a gallon of diesel fuel declined at truck stops throughout the United States, averaging $2.476, or 1.7 cents per gallon, less expensive than the week before.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), that nationwide price is about $1.28 cheaper per gallon than a year ago last week.
Prices were lower in all regions of the country, with the cheapest diesel — at an average $2.323 per gallon —found in the Gulf States. California truck drivers paid the most, with prices in the Golden State averaging $2.815 per gallon.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Sept. 28:
East Coast: $2.548 last week, $2.534 this week
New England: $2.613 last week, $2.590 this week
Central Atlantic: $2.662 last week, $2.647 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.448 last week, $2.437 this week
Midwest: $2.447 last week, $2.434 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.340 last week, $2.323 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.522 last week, $2.486 this week
California: $2.848 last week, $2.815 this week.