Diesel national average slightly down

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down three-tenths of a cent to $2.423 per gallon for the week ending Monday, July 4. This marks the second decrease in three weeks, including last week’s unchanged national average.

Diesel price averages went down in seven of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average decrease was in the New England region, where prices at the pump fell by nine-tenths of a cent per gallon. Prices were up seven-tenths of a cent in the Rocky Mountain region, the only increase in the nation.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:

U.S. – $2.422, down three-tenths of a cent
East Coast – $2.438, down four-tenths of a cent
New England – $2.482, down nine-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $2.535, unchanged
Lower Atlantic – $2.355, down six-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $2.389, unchanged
Gulf Coast – $2.282, down three-tenths of a cent
Rocky Mountain – $2.436, up seven-tenths of a cent
West Coast – $2.709, down four-tenths of a cent
West Coast less California – $2.599, down one-tenth of a cent
California – $2.798, down five-tenths of a cent