The national average price for diesel fell 1.6 cents for the
week ending March 27, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The average price was $2.565 per gallon, down from the
previous week’s high of $2.581 per gallon.
All regions in the country saw diesel prices drop, but the
biggest was in the Lower Atlantic, where prices fell 2.2 cents to $2.536 per
gallon. Prices in the Central Atlantic region fell to $2.681 per gallon, while New England dipped less than a penny to $2.700 per gallon.
The East Coast as a whole saw a 2-cent drop to an average of
$2.586 per gallon.
Despite a drop of more than a penny, California had the
highest prices, coming in at $2.727 per gallon. The rest of the West Coast
wasn’t too far behind at $2.698 per gallon.
The lowest prices were found in the Midwest, at $2.523 per
gallon. The Gulf Coast region was slightly higher at $2.528 per gallon.
The Rocky Mountain region came in at $2.601 per gallon.
Meanwhile, gasoline prices have risen a staggering 15 cents
in the past two weeks, according to the Lundberg Survey.
The survey, which was released on Sunday, March 26, is
published about twice a month and examines 7,000 gas stations nationwide.
The survey found that regular gasoline was selling for an
average of $2.490 per gallon, about 40 cents higher than the same time period
The lowest price was found in Salt Lake City, Utah, at $2.250 per gallon, while the highest was $2.800 per gallon in Honolulu, HI.