Diesel down less than a penny

| 10/30/2006

It wasn't a big drop, but the average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by less than a cent for the week ending Oct. 30, 2006.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a national average of $2.517 per gallon, a decrease of 0.7 cents from last week's average of $2.524.

All nine EIA regions reported a slight decrease in fuel prices. The largest decrease was 1.4 cents per gallon in the Rocky Mountain region, where diesel averaged $2.577.

The smallest decrease was just 0.1 cents per gallon in the Midwest.

The East Coast region reported an average of $2.530 per gallon, down 0.7 cents.

New England also saw a decrease of 0.7 cents to $2.629, while the Central Atlantic region saw a half-cent decrease to $2.646. The Lower Atlantic average was $2.472, down 0.8 cents from last week's average of $2.480.

The Gulf Coast region reported a small decrease of 0.15 cents to $2.462.

On the West Coast, diesel was $2.602 per gallon, down 0.26 cents, while in California, diesel was down 0.24 cents to $2.645.

Nationally, diesel prices are an average of 35.9 cents lower than they were the same week of 2005.