Diesel’s summer slide continues as prices drop 3.2 cents in last week

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Diesel prices across the U.S. continued their recent decline during the week ending Aug. 8, dropping for the sixth week in a row, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped an average of 3.2 cents across the nation to $2.316 per gallon.

The most significant decrease came in the Gulf Coast region, where prices dropped 4 cents, followed by the West Coast less California region, where prices dropped 3.8 cents.

The nation’s most expensive fuel can be found in California at $2.707 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.454 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.184 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.241 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:

•New England – $2.378
•Central Atlantic – $2.412
•Midwest – $2.275
•Rocky Mountain – $2.396

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.268 nationwide, a 3.5-cent decrease from the previous week.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.693 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.186 per gallon.

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