The national average cost of on-highway diesel has moved lower for the second consecutive week, following five straight weekly hikes, while regular grade gasoline edged higher.
According to the U.S. Energy Department, diesel fell 5.3 cents from last week to $2.864, hitting its lowest level in more than a month. Compared to this week a year ago the price is $1.124 less.
Average prices fell in all the different regions of the country over the past week, ranging from a little as 3.3 cents in the Lower Atlantic states at $2.837, to as much as 8 cents in the Central Atlantic section of the country at $3.231, also the highest priced region.
The lowest average diesel price is in the Gulf Coast region, down 4.8 cents, for $2.715 per gallon.
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