WASHINGTON — The retail on-highway diesel U.S. average price dropped today after climbing for five consecutive weeks. The price dropped $0.007 per gallon to $2.939 a gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration.
All regions dropped in price except the Rocky Mountain region which was up $0.014 per gallon to $2.968 a gallon; the West Coast region which was unchanged from its average last week of $3.027; and California which was up $0.001 a gallon to $3.073 per gallon.
The Gulf Coast had the least expensive diesel at $2.899 per gallon, while the Central Atlantic region topped the chart at $3.075 per gallon.
Last week’s U.S. average of $2.946 was the high price for 2010 so far.
For a three week comparison of prices, go here.
Barb Kampbell of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.