The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported lower diesel fuel prices in all regions of the country last week, with the average price for a gallon of diesel residing in the $2.482 range — two cents cheaper than last week and nearly $1.18 less expensive than a year ago at this time.
The least expensive fill- ups could be found in the Gulf Coast states where a gallon of diesel averaged $2.304, and in the Lower Atlantic states, where the fuel cost $2.406 on average.
The price average for the Rocky Mountain states was a wash — $2.488 both last week and the week before that. And the biggest drop wa seen in California, where prices were down 3.4 cents to $2.769 per gallon.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Nov. 16:
East Coast: $2.513 last week, $2.499 this week
New England: $2.549 last week, $2.544 this week
Central Atlantic: $2.620 last week, $2.609 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.424 last week, $2.406 this week
Midwest: $2.526 last week, $2.494 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.317 last week, $2.304 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.488 last week, $2.488 this week
California: $2.803 last week, $2.769 this week.
* On approved credit