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.