Average diesel price remains within a dime of $3 per gallon

| 6/19/2006

The national average price for diesel fell less than a penny for the week ending June 19, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.

The average fell to $2.915 per gallon, down from $2.918 per gallon from the previous week. That's still more than 60 cents higher than prices for the same week in 2005.

California posted the highest average, even though prices there dropped off 3.2 cents from the previous week, coming in at $3.185 per gallon. The rest of the West Coast also fell 3.2 cents, to $3.117 per gallon.

Though the average there fell by more than 2 cents, the Rocky Mountain region, at $3.018 per gallon, remained above the $3 mark for the eighth week in a row.

The lowest average was found in the Gulf Coast, although prices there actually rose about a penny to $2.859 per gallon.

Closest to that was the Lower Atlantic region at $2.867 per gallon. The Central Atlantic saw a slight drop to $2.990 per gallon, while the New England Region came in at $2.960 per gallon, down nearly 2 cents from the previous week.

The East Coast as a whole posted an average of $2.907 per gallon, down less than a penny from the week before.

The Midwest showed almost no change, coming in at $2.873 per gallon, down a fraction of a penny from the previous week.