Diesel drops another 3 cents; lowest pump prices since 2009

Diesel drops another 3 cents; lowest pump prices since 2009

The average retail pump price for diesel fell 3 cents for the week ending April 13, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Diesel across the U.S. came in at $2.754 per gallon—that’s about $1.20 per gallon lower compared to this time a year ago and the lowest price since the last week of 2009. The price has decreased 38.3 cents since the beginning of this year.

Prices dropped in every region of the country except California, which saw an increase of a penny to $3.07, EIA said.

Prices fell 4.2 cents in both the Central Atlantic and Midwest regions, although at $3.08 per gallon the Central Atlantic still had the highest regional price average. Diesel also remained above three bucks in New England, at $3.076.

The lowest diesel prices remain the in Gulf Coast region, which averaged $2.62, down 2.3 cents, while the Midwest average came in at $2.633.

 

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