The average price for a gallon of diesel dropped about 4 cents for the
week ending Oct. 10, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Since last week, the national average price for diesel has dropped to
about $2.506 per gallon, down from $2.546. Diesel is about 64.4 cents cheaper
per gallon than it was one year ago, EIA reported.
The Rocky Mountain region had the most significant decrease – 9.5 cents
from last week’s average of $2.679.
West Coast region saw a 9.2-cent decrease from $2.789 to $2.697, while California on its own experienced an 8.2-cent drop to $2.751.
The Midwest no longer possesses the cheapest diesel in the nation. Gulf Coast region prices dipped to $2.446 – a 4.4-cent decrease from last week – to edge out
the Midwest, which dropped 1.9 cents to $2.448.
The East Coast region reported a 3.4-cent decrease to $2.533.
In the New England region, diesel prices dropped 2.9 cents to $2.649;
the Central Atlantic region reported a drop of 4 cents to $2.654; and the Lower Atlantic region closed the week at $2.471, a decrease of 3.2 cents.
The EIA report, regularly released each Monday, was released on Tuesday
this week because of the Columbus Day holiday.