With the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel dipping to $2.784 last week, the cost to fill a tractor recorded numbers that haven’t been seen at truckstops for more than five years.
According to figures released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), prices were down an average four cents per gallon for the week and an average $1.175 per gallon compared to a year ago last week.
Prices were down in all regions of the nation, with the lower Atlantic and central Atlantic states scoring the biggest declines at more than five cents per gallon.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, April 6:
East Coast: $2.992 last week, $2.950 this week
New England: $3.164 last week, $3.114 this week
Central Atlantic: $3.179 last week, $3.122 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.815 last week, $2.786 this week
Midwest: $2.727 last week, $2.675 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.675 last week, $2.643 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.743 last week, $2.725 this week
California: $3.096 last week, $3.061 this week.