The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday decreased slightly compared to a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration.
On Monday, Aug. 13, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.217, just three-tenths of a cent lower than the week before.
Average prices in every region decreased slightly from last week. The largest decrease was in the Midwest, were the average price on Monday was 1.2 cents lower than a week before.
The average price per gallon for diesel fuel is 61.9 cents higher than a year ago.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA for Monday:
- U.S. – $3.217, down three-fifths of a cent
- East Coast – $3.219, down three-tenths of a cent
- New England – $3.265, down three-fifths of a cent
- Central Atlantic – $3.387, down three-fifths of a cent
- Lower Atlantic – $3.091, down one-fifth of a cent
- Midwest – $3.139, down 1.2 cents
- Gulf Coast – $2.99, down a half of a cent
- Rocky Mountain – $3.358, down three-tenths of a cent
- West Coast – $3.714, down three-tenths of a cent
- West Coast less California – $3.425, down seven-tenths of a cent
- California – $3.941, down one-tenth of a cent.
AAA reports a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $3.151 for Monday, Aug. 13.
A week previous, the price was $3.153.
A month previous, AAA reported $3.172 per gallon and a year ago $2.527 per gallon.
The highest recorded average price for diesel was $4.845 per gallon on July 17, 2008, according to AAA.
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