Diesel slips below $3 in some areas, averages $3.05 nationally

Retail pump prices for diesel continued to fall across the U.S. this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). 

The national average retail pump price for diesel slipped 8.4 cents to $3.053 per gallon, EIA reported, which is 83.3 cents per gallon cheaper compared to the same week in 2014.

Diesel prices declined in all regions of the country, the agency said, with the Rocky Mountain area experiencing the largest one-week decrease: an 11.2 cent decline to $3.027 per gallon.

In two regions – the West Coast, with California excluded, and the Gulf Coast – diesel dipped below the $3 per gallon mark; falling 9.6 cents to $2.978 in the former and falling 8.1 cents to $2.964 in the latter, EIA noted.

The national average retail pump price for gasoline also continued to nosedive this week, according to agency figures, falling 7.5 cents to $2.139 per gallon, which is $1.188 per gallon cheaper compared to the same week in 2014.

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