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.