Diesel slides again, except for Northeast

Diesel prices continue to tumble, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration(EIA). 

The national average for diesel dropped by 3.5 cents this week to $2.831 per gallon, the agency said – that’s $1.12 cheaper per gallon compared to the same week in 2014.

The only uptick in diesel occurred in New England, EIA noted, where prices jumped one penny to $3.028 per gallon. 

New England is also one of only three regions in the country where diesel remains above the $3 per gallon mark, with the others being the Central Atlantic (down 3.7 cents this week to $3.041) and California (down 6.3 cents to $3.027).

The West Coast recorded the biggest one-week dip in diesel prices this week, falling 5.6 cents to $2.886 per gallon. With California removed from the mix, diesel declined 4.7 cents to $2.716 per gallon on the West Coast – the cheapest price for diesel in the nation, according to EIA’s numbers.

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