WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel dropped another 3.5 cents to $3.013 for the week ending January 7, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
It is the 12th consecutive week of a decline.
If the price next week goes down an amount similar the past weeks, the price would dip below the $3 mark for the first time since the week ending March 19 when the price was $2.972 a gallon.
The price for the week ending January 7 is only 1.7 cents a gallon higher than the comparable week in 2018.
As in the most recent weeks, all regions of the country showed a decline led by a 6.6 cent a gallon decline on the West Coast minus California and a 4.5 cent a gallon decline in the Rocky Mountain states.
Both the Central Atlantic and Lower Atlantic states posted declines of 4.4 cents a gallon.