The national average price of diesel fell for the first time since
mid-January during the week ending Feb. 13, according to the Energy Information
The national average fell 2.3 cents to $2.476 per gallon for the week,
its lowest price in the past three weeks.
New England saw the biggest drop, falling 4.2 cents to
$2.617 per gallon. The Central Atlantic region wasn’t far behind at $2.591 per
gallon, while the Lower Atlantic region fell to $2.464 per gallon.
Overall, the East Coast posted an average of $2.509 per gallon, down
more than 2 cents from the previous week.
The lowest prices were found in the Midwest, where rates fell 2.6 cents
to $2.419 per gallon. The nearest to that was the Gulf Coast, at $2.447 per
The Rocky Mountain region was slightly higher up the scale at an
average of $2.500 per gallon.
The highest prices, however, were found in California where, in spite
of a 3-cent drop, prices remained high at $2.709 per gallon.
The rest of the West Coast, meanwhile, posted an average of $2.621 per