The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel dropped a half a cent last week across the United States, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Dipping slightly from $2.914 to $2.909, the average price is still $1.009 cheaper than a year ago last week.
Prices ranged from .004 cents per gallon less in the Gulf Coast states to an average 2 cents per gallon cheaper at truck stops in California. The cheapest diesel in the country could be found in the Gulf Coast states, where the pump price averaged $2.799 per gallon. The most costly fuel — at an average $3.249 per gallon — was in California.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, June 1:
East Coast: $3.014 last week, $3.001 this week
New England: $3.101 last week, $3.092 this week
Central Atlantic: $3.162 last week, $3.143 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.884 last week, $2.874 this week
Midwest: $2.800 last week, $2.804 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.803 last week, $2.799 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.830 last week, $2.835 this week
California: $3.269 last week, $3.249 this week.