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Nation’s Diesel Prices Down an Average 5.5 Cents Per Gallon for Week

August 4, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Nation’s Diesel Prices Down an Average 5.5 Cents Per Gallon for Week

Prices for diesel fuel were down at truckstops in all regions of the country last week, with the average price settling in at $2.668 per gallon, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The average price was 5.5 cents per gallon less than the week before, and $1.185 per gallon cheaper than a year ago last week, according to the EIA figures.

At $2.536 per gallon, diesel prices were cheapest in the Gulf Coast states — down 7.5 cents from the week before. Not unexpectedly, California truck drivers shelled out the most cash at truckstops in that state, where the average prices for a gallon of diesel was $3.024. That was still 4.8 cents per gallon less expensive than a week ago.

Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Aug. 3:

East Coast: $2.809 last week, $2.769 this week

New England: $2.932 last week, $2.895 this week

Central Atlantic: $2.918 last week, $2.885 this week

Lower Atlantic: $2.701 last week, $2.654 this week

Midwest: $2.619 last week, $2.561 this week

Gulf Coast: $2.611 last week, $2.536 this week

Rocky Mountains: $2.735 last week, $2.685 this week

California: $3.072 last week, $3.024 this week.