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National on-highway diesel down 1.8 cents a gallon at $4.003

Truckers having to brave winter weather in New England were paying 4.9 cents less a gallon ($4.313) at the pump than they were the week before and professional drivers in the Central Atlantic states were paying 3.9 cents less a gallon at $4.314.

The Trucker News Services

3/18/2014

National on-highway diesel prices — indeed prices in all Energy Information Administration sectors — were down Monday. The national average was down 1.8 cents a gallon but sitting right at the $4-a-gallon mark at $4.003.

Prices were reported by the U.S. Energy Department’s EIA Monday evening because the government was shut down by a late winter snow storm. Normally prices are reported mid-afternoon on Monday.

Truckers having to brave winter weather in New England were paying 4.9 cents less a gallon ($4.313) at the pump than they were the week before and professional drivers in the Central Atlantic states were paying 3.9 cents less a gallon at $4.314.

Even California, which usually has higher prices, saw diesel come down 2.5 cents (to $4.087) from where it was the week prior and West Coast prices were 2.2 cents cheaper to $4.020 a gallon.

Five reporting regions were below the $4-a-gallon threshold: the Lower Atlantic at $3.973; the Midwest at $3.994; the Gulf Coast at $3.803; the Rocky Mountain at $3.991; and the West Coast Less California sector at $3.942.

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