Average diesel prices drop 4.0 cents

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down by 4 cents from last week to $2.824 per gallon for the week ending Monday, March 30. This marks the second consecutive week of declining prices after more than a month of increases.

Diesel price averages went down in all 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average decrease was in the West Coast less California region, where prices at the pump went down by 5.7 cents per gallon. Prices went down by 2.2 cents in the Lower Atlantic region, the smallest decrease in the nation.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
• U.S. – $2.824, down 4.0 cents
• East Coast – $2.992, down 3.5 cents
• New England – $3.164, down 3.6 cents
• Central Atlantic – $3.179, down 5.2 cents
• Lower Atlantic – $2.815, down 2.2 cents
• Midwest – $2.727, down 4.1 cents
• Gulf Coast – $2.675, down 4.0 cents
• Rocky Mountain – $2.743, down 2.4 cents
• West Coast – $2.945, down 5.6 cents
• West Coast less California – $2.758, down 5.7 cents
• California – $3.096, down 5.6 cents