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Diesel down less than a cent this week

Aug. 18, 2015
For the 12th week in a row, diesel prices across the U.S. have continued to drop, though by only less than a penny this week, according to the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This week, average U.S.
For the 12th week in a row, diesel prices across the U.S. have continued to drop, though by only less than a penny this week, according to the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This week, average U.S. diesel prices dropped two tenths of a cent to $2.615 from last week’s $2.617, EIA said. This week diesel is $1.220 per gallon cheaper compared to the same week last year.Diesel prices decreased in every region except for the Midwest, which was up 2.4 cents to $2.539 compared to last week’s $2.515. All regions came in under the $3 per gallon mark. For the first time in nearly three months, average U.S. retail pump prices for gasoline increased, according to EIA. Gas prices are up 8.7 cents to $2.716 per gallon. According to EIA, that is 75.6 cents less than the same week last year.Gasoline prices increased in three areas this week: Midwest, up 31.6 cents to $2.790; Rocky Mountains, up 3.7 cents to $2.835; and the West Coast, up two tenths of a cent to $3.363. The Gulf Coast remained the same at $2.336 per gallon.
About the Author

Cristina Commendatore

Cristina Commendatore was previously the Editor-in-chief of FleetOwner magazine. She reported on the transportation industry since 2015, covering topics such as business operational challenges, driver and technician shortages, truck safety, and new vehicle technologies. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

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