The national average price of diesel decreased, albeit only slightly,
for the second week in a row for the week ending Jan. 2, according to the U.S.
Energy Information Agency.
The national average was $2.442 per gallon, down less than a penny from
the previous week.
Nearly all areas reported drops in prices, with the biggest drop
reported in the Rocky Mountain region. Prices there fell 1.8 cents to $2.392
per gallon. That was also the lowest average in the country.
Increases came in the Lower Atlantic and New England regions, which
rose to $2.420 and $2.645 per gallon, respectively. The Mid Atlantic region
fell slightly to $2.590 per gallon. The East Coast’s overall average stayed the
same at $2.481 per gallon.
The Gulf Coast fell less than a penny to $2.414 per gallon, while the
Midwest fell slightly to $2.412 per gallon.
California saw a slight dip to $2.538 per gallon, while the rest of the
West Coast fell to $2.519 per gallon.