At an average $2.08 per gallon, diesel fuel prices across the nation are nearly 83 cents per gallon cheaper than a year ago last week, according to figures just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
For the week ending Feb. 1, prices dropped an average 2.3 cents per gallon, with decreases recorded in all regions of the country, including four areas where prices continue to reside in the under $2 a gallon territory. The cheapest truck fuel could be found in the Gulf Coast states where a gallon averaged $1.896 per gallon. Not unexpectedly, the highest prices were in California, where a gallon of diesel cost an average $2.369.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Feb. 1:
- East Coast: $2.111 last week, $2.087 this week
- New England: $2.219 last week, $2.201 this week
- Central Atlantic: $2.239 last week, $2.224 this week
- Lower Atlantic: $1.992 last week, $1.959 this week
- Midwest: $1.941 last week, $1.929 this week
- Gulf Coast: $1.917 last week, $1.896 this week
- Rocky Mountains: $1.969 last week, $1.914 this week
- California: $2.399 last week, $2.369 this week.