Diesel Prices back down slightly
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down seven-tenths of a cent to $2.564 per gallon for the week ending Monday, June 5. This marks the first decrease after a short-lived, one-week increase.
Diesel price averages went down in 8 of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average decrease was in the Lower Atlantic region, where prices at the pump went down by 1.5 cents per gallon. Prices increased by three-tenths of a cent in the Rocky Mountain region, the largest increase in the nation.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
• U.S. – $2.564, down seven-tenths of a cent
• East Coast – $2.599, down nine-tenths of a cent
• New England – $2.624, up two-tenths of a cent
• Central Atlantic – $2.744, down seven-tenths of a cent
• Lower Atlantic – $2.49, down 1.5 cents
• Midwest – $2.505, down seven-tenths of a cent
• Gulf Coast – $2.417, down six-tenths of a cent
• Rocky Mountain – $2.664, up three-tenths of a cent
• West Coast – $2.836, down seven-tenths of a cent
• West Coast less California – $2.724, down 1.1 cents
• California – $2.927, down four-tenths of a cent