WASHINGTON — After taking a week off from a welcome stretch of 14 consecutive weeks of declines, the average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel declined 1.7 cents to $2.517 for the week ending September 14, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
The price had risen 2 cents a gallon last week to $2.534.
Every region of the country decline for the week ending September 14, led by the Gulf Coast states at 2.3 cents, the Central Atlantic states at 2.2 cents and the Lower Atlantic states at 2.1 cents.
The Gulf Coast states posted the lowest average at $2.362 per gallon, the highest was California at $2.863.
Oil prices have been dropping recently.
After reaching $46.75 on September 3, the price closed down 63 cents to $44 a barrel Monday.
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