Average U.S. diesel prices have fallen for the second consecutive week and are back below $2.50 a gallon.
According to the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), diesel dropped 3.3 cents this week to $2.498 from last week’s $2.531. This week’s price is $1.137-per-gallon cheaper than the same week last year.
Across the board, diesel prices are mostly down – with the exception of California, which saw a 5 tenths of cent increase to $2.813 from $2.808. All regions remain under the $3-per-gallon mark, according to EIA.
Average U.S. retail pump prices for gasoline are down 4.9 cents per gallon this week to $2.228 from $2.277. That is 82.8-cents-per-gallon less than the same week last year.
Gas prices are down across the board, with every region remaining well below the $3-per-gallon mark. The Gulf Coast is the first region to see prices fall below the $2-per-gallon mark, with a drop of 5.8 cents to $1.945 from $2.003.