National fuel prices drop below $2.30 per gallon average

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Diesel prices across the U.S. dropped for a sixth consecutive week during the week ending Dec. 21, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.284 nationwide, a 5.4-cent decrease from last week, and a 99.7-cent drop from the same week a year ago.

Prices dropped in all regions across the U.S. with the most significant decrease coming in the Rocky Mountain region, where the average price dropped 7.1 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.611 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.438 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel in the U.S. can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.181 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.21 per gallon.

Prices in other regions are as follows:
•New England – $2.318
•Midwest – $2.227
•Rocky Mountain – $2.304
•West Coast less California – $2.373

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