Diesel fell by nearly a half a cent in the past week, erasing last week’s increase, according to a report released by the Energy Information Administration. The national average price per gallon currently sits at $2.386, four tenths of a cent below last week’s prices.
The EIA report noted that prices slipped in nine out of ten regions, save for the mid-Atlantic where things stayed flat at $2.666 per gallon. Diesel is least expensive in the Gulf Coast region at $2.171 per gallon. California currently has the most expensive diesel in the country, at $3.181 per gallon.
On average, diesel prices are 75 cents lower than this time last year. In the mid-Atlantic, prices are down by 67.8 cents annually. Although California’s diesel prices are the highest of all measured regions, the state also saw the biggest decline in yearly prices. Diesel in California fell 92.8 cents since 2019. New England’s prices had the smallest yearly drop at ‘only’ 60.4 cents.
On May 25th, the EIA reported a 0.4 cent improvement from the previous week, the first and only weekly gain in 2020.
The entire report can be found here. Below is a list of diesel prices, as reported by the agency.
- U.S. – $2.386, a 0.4 cent decrease from one week ago.
- East Coast – $2.492, a 0.6 cent decrease.
- New England – $2.615, a 0.9 cent decrease.
- Central Atlantic – $2.666, remaining flat.
- Lower Atlantic – $2.349, a 1 cent decrease.
- Midwest – $2.226, a 0.4 cent decrease.
- Gulf Coast – $2.171, a 0.4 cent decrease.
- Rocky Mountain – $2.34,a 0.8 cent decrease.
- West Coast – $2.90, a 0.2 cent decrease.
- West Coast, less California – $2.56,a 0.1 cent decrease.
- California – $3.181, a 0.1 cent decrease.