Good News for Truckers! Average Price of a Gallon of Diesel Slips 0.5¢ to $2.971
Good News for Truckers! Average Price of a Gallon of Diesel Slips 0.5¢
The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 0.5 cent to $2.971 per gallon, the Department of Energy reported Sept. 9.
The price of diesel has fallen for nine consecutive weeks since July 15, when trucking’s main fuel cost $3.051 per gallon.
Diesel costs 28.7 cents less than it did a year ago, when it was $3.258, DOE said.
Two regions, the Gulf Coast and the Rocky Mountain areas, saw their respective average diesel price rise, with the Rocky Mountain average price rising the most — 0.9 cent to $2.933 per gallon.
Diesel fell the most in the Central Atlantic region, where it dropped 1.7 cents to $3.161 per gallon.
Diesel remains most expensive in California, where it costs $3.878 per gallon. It remains the cheapest in the Gulf Coast region, where it costs $2.745 per gallon, according to DOE data.
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