After five weeks of consecutive increases in the average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the U.S., the price dropped just over a penny from last week, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.
According to the EIA’s weekly report on Monday, May 13, average prices decreased in all regions from the Rocky Mountains east. On the other side of the Rockies, prices went up 2.5 cents per gallon for the West Coast, including California, and 3.9 cent for California by itself.
The 6.2-cent increase in California’s average diesel fuel price pushed the average for the West Coast up.
Following are the average prices for diesel fuel by region as reported by the EIA for Monday:
- U.S. – $3.16, down 1.1 cents.
- East Coast – $3.176, down 1.4 cents.
- New England – $3.238, down seven-tenths of a cent.
- Central Atlantic – $3.365, down 1.4 cents.
- Lower Atlantic – $3.035, down 1.6 cents.
- Midwest – $3.046, down 1.8 cents.
- Gulf Coast – $2.905, down 2.2 cents.
- Rocky Mountain – $3.181, down a half cent.
- West Coast – $3.79, up 2.5 cents.
- West Coast without California – $3.355, up 1 cent.
- California – $4136, up 3.9 cents.