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.