National on-highway diesel prices edged down five tenths of a penny on New Year’s Eve from what it was on Christmas Eve, from $3.923 a gallon last week to $3.918 a gallon today.
Diesel prices have been flirting around the $4-a-gallon point since Aug. 20, 2012, when they were reported at $4.026, up from $3.965 the week before on Aug. 13.
They reached $4.135 a gallon on Sept. 17, 2012, crept back down to $3.976 on Nov. 19 of last year and floated in the $3.900 area for most of last month.
The New England region saw the highest diesel prices this week, according to the Energy Information Administration, reporting that sector at $4.154 a gallon today compared with $4.153 a gallon for that area on Dec. 24.
The Rocky Mountain sector reported the lowest per-gallon price, coming in at $3.746 this week, down from $3.791 or 4.5 cents from the day before Christmas.
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