The average U.S. retail pump price for diesel was down 2.4 cents to $2.421 per gallon, according to the Nov. 30 report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The price is $1.184 per gallon cheaper than the same time last year.
Prices were down in most regions of the country, paced by the West Coast without California, where the cost fell 4.5 cents to $2.510. The only region to see an increase was New England, where prices climbed a mere 3 tenths of a cent to $2.527.
In the Midwest the price of a gallon of diesel fell 3 cents to $2.411, and the Gulf Coast reported a 2.6 cent drop to $2.254, the lowest price for a gallon of diesel in the nation.
Gasoline prices were also down this week to $2.059 per gallon – a 3.5-cent drop. Again, the only region to see an increase was New England, where prices were up 2 tenths of a cent to $2.150.
All regions remained well below the $3-per-gallon mark, with the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions coming in under $2-per-gallon at $1.824 and $1.877, respectively.