For the sixth consecutive week the average price of diesel fuel has fallen. According to the EIA the U.S. average diesel price is now $3.98 per gallon, 1.6 cents lower. Compared to the same time last year diesel is 17.1 cents lower.
Diesel prices declined in all regions of the nation except the West Coast where the average price per gallon increased less than a penny to remain at $4.12 per gallon. The biggest price drop was in the Gulf Coast region where the average price fell 2.7 cents to $3.89 per gallon. The Rocky Mountain region fell 2.3 cents to $3.90. The average price per gallon in the East Coast is now $4.01, 1.6 cents lower than the past week. The Midwest price per gallon is $3.96, down 1.4 cents.