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Diesel declines four tenths of penny to $3.883

Only the East Coast and California showed price increases for the week ending Dec. 9. (The Trucker file photo)

The Trucker News Services

12/9/2013

WASHINGTON — The trend toward higher diesel prices lasted all of three weeks.

The Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy said Monday that the average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel dropped four tenths of one cent to $3.879 for the week ending Dec. 9.

The price went up last week to $3.883 from $3.844, the third consecutive increase. The $3.844 price was 2.2 cents higher than the previous week.

The Dec. 9 price is 11.2 cents lower than one year ago.

Only the East Coast and California showed price increases for the week ending Dec. 9. New England had the largest increase at 2.6 cents.

The largest decline was 2.3 cents on the West Coast, not including California.

For a complete list of prices by region for the past three weeks, click here.

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http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/

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