A drop of another 1.7 cents brought the U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel fuel below $3, according to the weekly report issued for Monday, Aug. 19, by the Energy Information Administration.
The average U.S. diesel fuel price has decreased every week starting with the July 15 report. This is the sixth consecutive week of falling average diesel prices for the U.S., according to the EIA.
The U.S. average price last dipped below $3 per gallon in the Feb. 11 report.
The Gulf Coast region has the lowest average price for diesel, at $2.751 per gallon. California has the highest priced diesel.
Following are the average prices for diesel fuel by region as reported by the EIA for Monday:
- U.S. – $2.994, down 1.7 cents.
- East Coast – $3.019, down 1.5 cents.
- New England – $3.048, down 2.5 cents.
- Central Atlantic – $3.199, down 1.6 cents.
- Lower Atlantic – $2.892, down 1.2 cents.
- Midwest – $2.90, down 2.4 cents.
- Gulf Coast – $2.751, down 1.2 cents.
- Rocky Mountain – $2.939, down one-tenth of a cent.
- West Coast – $3.564, down 1.6 cents.
- West Coast without California – $3.58, down three-fifths of a cent.
- California – $3.887, down 2.2 cents.