Diesel prices fall fourth consecutive week

| 9/23/2003

The average national price of diesel fuel decreased this week to $1.444 from the previous average of $1.471, according to figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The highest prices in the nation are in California, at $1.609 a gallon; and on the West Coast, where the average price is $1.574.

The dollar-fifty mark remained in the Central Atlantic region, where the price is $1.551; in the Rocky Mountain region, where the price is $1.514; and in New England, where the price is $1.553.

The lowest average prices are on the Gulf Coast, at $1.380; and in the Lower Atlantic region, at $1.387.

The remaining regions' prices per gallon are as follows: the Midwest, at $1.426; and the East Coast, where the price is $1.443.