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Diesel dips less than a penny to $4.079, national average

The price of diesel last week fell 2.3 cents per gallon in the Rocky Mountain region, 2.2 cents on the West Coast and 2 cents in the Lower Atlantic region.

The Trucker Staff

10/1/2012

WASHINGTON — The average price of diesel has fallen again, however slightly, for the second week in a row after rising steadily from early July into mid-September.

Officially, the nationwide retail on-highway diesel price came in at $4.079 per gallon, according to the Oct. 1 report by the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy. That’s down seven-tenths of a penny. But the price is still up 43.1 cents since early July and is 33 cents higher than it was a year ago.

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The price fell 2.3 cents per gallon in the Rocky Mountain region, 2.2 cents on the West Coast and 2 cents in the Lower Atlantic region.

The West Coast still had the highest price at $4.301, although the state premium in California brought the average cost of a gallon of diesel there to $4.376.

The Lower Atlantic, at $3.995, edged the Gulf Coast ($3.999) for the lowest regional price average.

For a complete record of the last three weeks by region, click here.

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.

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