The average price of diesel nationwide continued its recent
trend, dropping 3.3 cents for the week ending Monday, Jan. 22.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a
national average price of $2.430 per gallon, down from the previous week's
price of $2.463.
The biggest decrease happened in the West Coast region,
where the average price fell 5.4 cents from $2.749 to $2.695.
All nine EIA regions reported an average decrease.
The Lower Atlantic region,
with a price of $2.361 per gallon - down seven-tenths of a cent from its
previous price of $2.368 - matched the cheapest average price in the nation.
Coast region also
reported an average price of $2.361, down 3 cents from last week's price of
Diesel in the New England
region fell 4 cents to close at $2.582, the second highest decrease for the
The East Coast region reported an average price of $2.421,
down 1.6 cents from the previous week's price of $2.437, while diesel in the Central Atlantic region fell 3.4 cents to close at
The EIA reported an average price in the Midwest region of
$2.371, down 3.7 cents from a previous price of $2.408, while the Rocky Mountain
region reported a 3.9-cent drop from $2.625 to $2.586.
diesel averaged $2.742 per gallon, down 3.1 cents from $2.773.
The national average for the week was 4.2 cents cheaper than
the same week of reporting last year.