Diesel sees biggest drop since April, falls 2.5 cents

| September 24, 2013

fuel 9:23The average price in the U.S. for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 2.5 cents in the week ended Sept. 23, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, marking the biggest week-to-week decrease since the week ended April 29. 

The national average in the most recent week was $3.949 a gallon. The week-to-week fall comes after three weeks of near stagnation in the price of diesel, when the price held steady in the week ended Sept. 9 and only dropped seven-tenths of a cent for the week ended Sept. 16. 

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The stagnation follows a 6.7-cent week-to-week jump in the week ended Sept. 2, coming on the heels of the possibility of military intervention in the Syrian civil war .

Regionally, the average price dropped in all regions in the U.S. except the Rocky Mountain region, where the average price rose two-tenths of a cent. 

The largest week-to-week drop came in the West Coast less California region, which saw a 3.7-cent decline. California has the nation’s most expensive diesel, $4.209, while the Gulf Coast region has the cheapest, with a $3.89-cent average. 

The national average price is still down 14 cents from the same week in 2012.

  • Catherine Sterling

    Don’t know where you got your information from but everywhere we have traveled, diesel is going up in price not down. On the east coast it is anywhere from $3.99 a gallon to the Chicagoland area where it was as much as $4.25 per gallon. Maybe you should look a little closer at the actual prices being charged to drivers. In addition, if you use a debit or credit card, diesel is anywhere from a nickel to ten cents a gallon higher.

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