Diesel prices continue to tumble, posting a third consecutive weekly decline and closing out November at the lowest levels since mid-2009.
The average U.S. retail pump price for diesel was down 2.4 cents in the Nov. 30 report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to $2.421 per gallon. The price is about $1.18 per gallon cheaper than this time last year.
Prices were down in every region of the country except for New England, which saw a tiny increase of 0.3 cents to $2.257.
The regions with declines were paced by the West Coast, not including California, where a gallon dropped 4.5 cents to $2.51. In California, the cost was down 1.6 cents to $2.717, still the highest price in the contiguous 48 states.
In the Midwest a the price of a gallon of diesel fell 3 cents to $2.464, and the Rocky Mountain region saw a 2.3 cent decline$2.451.
The Central Atlantic reported a 1.8 cent decline to $2.567, while the Lower Atlantic region saw the price fall 1.5 cents to $2.355.
The Gulf Coast reported a 2.6 cent drop to $2.254, the lowest price for a gallon of diesel in the nation.