WASHINGTON — On a day when President Donald J. Trump said he would be willing to increase the tax on gas and diesel to help fund his trillion dollar infrastructure program, the average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel dropped for the first time in four weeks.
The Energy Information Agency of the Department of Energy said the average price for the week ending May 1 declined 1.2 cents to $2.583.
All but two of the EIA's reporting regions declined, led by the Gulf Coast, which was down 2.3 cents a gallon.
Only the Rocky Mountain states at four tenths of a penny and the New England states at three-tenths of a penny, showed increases.
The price for the week ending May 1 is 31.7 cents a gallon higher than the same week last year.