Diesel drops a penny

After three straight weeks of dramatic climbs, diesel fuel prices settled down a penny this week, according to a report prepared by Martin Labbe Associates

After three straight weeks of dramatic climbs, diesel fuel prices settled down a penny this week, according to a report prepared by Martin Labbe Associates.

The price for a gallon of diesel fell to $2.61 this week, down from$2.62. On June 1, the price was $2.35. A year ago, a gallon cost $4.73.

Only one region of the country – the Rocky Mountain area – saw an increase. The price jumped two cents to $2.63 in that area. New England ($2.67), Central Atlantic ($2.73) and California ($2.79) remained unchanged.

The Lower Atlantic ($2.58), Midwest ($2.58), Gulf Coast ($2.57) and West Coast ($2.71) all dropped a penny.

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