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Average price of diesel up only two-tenths of a penny


Monday, March 28, 2016
Prices in two regions -- Midwest and West Coast -- declined in price. (The Trucker file photo)
Prices in two regions -- Midwest and West Coast -- declined in price. (The Trucker file photo)

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel stabilized somewhat.

The Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy said Monday that the price increase only two-tenth of one cent to $2.121 for the week ending March 28, a series of increases over the past three weeks that had caused the price to increase 13 cents a gallon.

The price is still far below that of one year ago when the cost per gallon averaged 70.3 cents more than the week just ended.

Two regions of the country decreased for the week just ended.

The Midwest region showed a 1.3 cents a gallon decline, the West Coast less California was down two-tenths of a penny.

The only major increase was in the Rocky Mountain States where the average increase 3.8 cents a gallon.

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

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