At $2.617 per gallon, diesel prices dropped another 5.1 cents last week, continuing a series of declines at truckstops in all regions of the country, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Last week’s prices were down $1.226 from those posted by the EIA for the same period a year ago. And for the first time in several months, diesel fuel dipped below the $3 mark for those fueling up in California.
Truck drivers last week received the most fuel for their buck at stations in the Gulf States, where a gallon of fuel cost an average $2.487. 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.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Aug. 10:
East Coast: $2.769 last week, $2.713 this week
New England: $2.895 last week, $2.847 this week
Central Atlantic: $2.885 last week, $2.832 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.654 last week, $2.595 this week
Midwest: $2.561 last week, $2.515 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.536 last week, $2.487 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.685 last week, $2.640 this week
California: $3.024 last week, $2.960 this week.