WASHINGTON — The weekly on-highway diesel price dropped $0.012 per gallon to $2.769 a gallon on Monday, Feb. 8, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The price posting was delayed until today by snowstorms that hit Washington and shut down the federal government for part of the week.
The Feb. 8 price was $0.550 a gallon more than one year ago.
Only one region’s price topped $3. New England’s price was $3.014 which reflected a drop from the previous week of $0.003.
The least expensive price was found in the Midwest at $2.724 per gallon a drop of $0.007 a gallon from the week before.
California, which is typically one of the most expensive places to purchase diesel was at $2.920 per gallon, which tied the Central Atlantic region for second highest this week. California’s price was down $0.030 a gallon from last week.
So far the highest U.S. average this year was $2.879 per gallon on Jan. 11. For 2009 the highest U.S. average was $2.808 on Nov. 2. In 2008, on July 14 the highest price ever was recorded at $4.764 per gallon.
A three week comparison of prices may be found here.
Barb Kampbell of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at email@example.com.