national average price for diesel dropped for the week ending Monday, Aug. 28.
The dip marks the second straight week that prices have fallen.
to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, the national average price is $3.027 –
down from 3.033 a week ago. It’s also 43 cents higher than prices the same time
a year ago.
biggest drop was found in California where average prices dipped 2 cents per
gallon to $3.200 – the third highest of any area throughout the country.
decreases also were witnessed in several other areas including the Rocky Mountain region. Despite the dip, truckers fueling in the region continue to pay an
average of $3.346 – the highest in the nation.
Coast is another region where average prices are well above the $3 mark. The
per-gallon cost is $3.229.
areas that experienced dips in average prices are the New England region where
the price per gallon fell slightly to $3.035; the Central Atlantic region, at
$3.074; and the Midwest, at $3.026.
areas witnessed slight increases in average prices. The East Coast per-gallon
price rose to $2.955 while the Lower Atlantic region increased to $2.897.
to fill up remained the same in the Gulf Coast region. The per-gallon price was