The price truck drivers pay for diesel fuel continues to plummet across the nation, with the average price dropping to $2.338 per gallon, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The price is $1.081 cheaper than a year ago last week and the declines were experienced in all regions measured by the energy administration. The least-expensive fuel — at an average $2.212 per gallon — could be found in the Gulf Coast states, followed by prices averaging $2.258 at truck stops in the Lower Atlantic states.
By far the highest fuel prices were recorded in California, where the average was $2.650 per gallon — still a full five cents cheaper than the week before.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Dec. 14:
East Coast: $2.413 last week, $2.372 this week
New England: $2.515 last week, $2.453 this week
Central Atlantic: $2.542 last week, $2.501 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.295 last week, $2.258 this week
Midwest: $2.348 last week, $2.294 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.232 last week, $2.212 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.410 last week, $2.375 this week
California: $2.704 last week, $2.650 this week.