WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel declined 1.7 cents a gallon to $2.994 for the week ending August 19, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
It marked the first time since the week ending February 11, 2019, that the price has been below $3, and it marked the sixth consecutive week of a decline.
All regions of the country showed a drop led by a 2.5 cent a gallon decline in the New England states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island) and a 2.4 cent a gallon drop in the Midwest states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan). California declined 2.2 cents a gallon.
The price for the week ending August 19 was 21.3 cents a gallon for the comparable week in 2018.
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