The national average price for diesel in the U.S. dropped 3.6 cents this week to $3.027 per gallon, though that price is 45.5 cents per gallon compared to the same week in 2017, EIA noted.
Diesel prices dropped across the country this week and are now below the $3 per gallon mark in four regions, albeit barely in some cases:
- The Lower Atlantic: down 2.7 cents to $2.939 per gallon
- The Rocky Mountains: down 1.9 cents to $2.953 per gallon
- The Gulf Coast: down 3.3 cents to $2.818 per gallon
- The Midwest: down 5 cents to $2.970 per gallon
The national average price for gasoline dipped 5 cents this week to $2.557 per gallon, the agency said, though that is 25.5 cents per gallon higher compared to the same week in 2017.
Like diesel, prices for gasoline fell across the country this week, EIA noted, with the largest drops occurring in three regions:
- The Midwest: down 7.3 cents to $2.390 per gallon
- The Lower Atlantic: down 6.2 cents to $2.446 per gallon
- The Gulf Coast: down 5.5 cents to $2.276 per gallon