For the third week in a row, the national average price for diesel fell
by more than 10 cents in a seven-day period.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a price of $2.595 per
gallon on Monday, Sept. 25.
The latest average was down nearly 12 cents compared with the past
week’s report of $2.713. It was the first time since April that the average
price in each of the nine reporting regions was less than $3 per gallon.
Rocky Mountain states reported the most significant drop
of 22.5 cents from $3.052 to $2.827.
Diesel in Midwest states dropped from $2.624 to $2.506 per gallon,
keeping it the lowest average in the nation.
The West Coast experienced about an 11-cent decrease to $2.892, but it
edged out the Rockies as the highest average price in the nation by state.
California reported a decrease of about 9 cents to $2.910.
Gulf Coast states saw an average decrease of about 9
cents to $2.526, while New England reported a 10-cent decrease to an average of
Central Atlantic states reported an average of $2.746 per gallon, down about
10 cents, while the Lower Atlantic states reported a similar decrease to $2.526.