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Nation’s Average Diesel Price Barely Registers a Decline Last Week

August 18, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News

The nationwide average price for a gallon of diesel fuel fell a scant 0.2 cents per gallon last week, with prices declining in all regions of the country with the exception of truckstops at Midwest states, where prices went up an average of 2.4 cents per gallon.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), declining diesel prices slowed for the week, but were still $1.22 per gallon less expensive than they were a year ago last week.

Not unexpectedly, the highest fuel prices were in California, where a gallon of diesel cost an average $2.945 per gallon. The cheapest fill-ups took place in the Gulf States, where $2.478 was the average per-gallon cost.

Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Aug. 17:

East Coast: $2.713 last week, $2.696 this week

New England: $2.847 last week, $2.803 this week

Central Atlantic: $2.832 last week, $2.816 this week

Lower Atlantic: $2.595 last week, $2.583 this week

Midwest: $2.515 last week, $2.539 this week

Gulf Coast: $2.487 last week, $2.478 this week

Rocky Mountains: $2.640 last week, $2.627 this week

California: $2.960 last week, $2.945 this week.