The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down four-tenths of a cent to $2.922 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Dec. 4. This marks the first decrease after a short-lived increase last week, which was preceded by a one-week decrease.
Diesel prices went down in seven of 10 regions in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average decrease was in the Central Atlantic and California regions, where prices at the pump went down 1.2 cents per gallon. Prices went up 1.6 cents in the New England region, the largest increase in the nation.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
• U.S. – $2.922, down four-tenths of a cent
• East Coast – $2.904, down three-tenths of a cent
• New England – $2.897, up 1.6 cents
• Central Atlantic – $3.062, down 1.2 cents
• Lower Atlantic – $2.794, unchanged
• Midwest – $2.877, down seven-tenths of a cent
• Gulf Coast – $2.713, up one-tenth of a cent
• Rocky Mountain – $3.019, down seven-tenths of a cent
• West Coast – $3.373, down seven-tenths of a cent
• West Coast less California – $3.106, down seven-tenths of a cent
• California – $3.585, down 1.2 cents