Diesel prices dip 1.2 cents to $2.979

| 8/16/2010

  The U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that diesel fuel prices have dropped slightly – down 1.2 cents per gallon to $2.979 – following three straight weeks of price increases.

Diesel price are also down in six of the nine regions of the country, according to the EIA’s report on Monday, Aug. 16. A week ago, prices were up in all nine regions.

A year ago, diesel was selling for around $2.652 per gallon, about 32.7 cents per gallon less than it is now. Diesel prices are still above the $3 mark in five of the regions.

The Gulf Coast region is again reporting the lowest fuel prices of all of the regional averages at $2.933 per gallon and the California region is again posting the highest diesel prices at $3.186 per gallon.

National average – $2.979
East Coast – $2.977
New England – $3.024
Central Atlantic – 3.055
Lower Atlantic – $2.940
Midwest – $2.953
Gulf Coast – $2.933
Rocky Mountain – $3.011
West Coast – $3.129
California – $3.186