Last week marked the fourth consecutive week that diesel prices declined throughout most of the nation, with the cost for a gallon of diesel fuel averaging $2.859 nationwide, down a little more than a penny for the period.
That 1.1-cent decline brings the national average price down $1.06 from a year ago last week, with the biggest declines seen in Gulf Coast states where the cost at the pump declined 2.2 cents per gallon to $2.755.
The only increase occurred in the New England states where the price went up 1.2 cents per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, June 22:
East Coast: $2.968 last week, $2.959 this week
New England: $3.073 last week, $3.085 this week
Central Atlantic: $3.117 last week, $3.102 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.834 last week, $2.824 this week
Midwest: $2.754 last week, $2.746 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.777 last week, $2.755 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.808 last week, $2.799 this week
California: $3.217 last week, $3.170 this week.