WASHINGTON — It wasn’t much of a decline, but at the least could it be the beginning of a trend.
For the week ending March 18, the average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel fell nine-tenths of one cent to $3.07, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
The average price had gone up 11.3 cents a gallon during the past four weeks.
The most significant decline was 2.3 cents a gallon on the West Coast, not including California. California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington are the states in the West Coast region.
The next largest decline was 1.9 cents a gallon on the Midwest (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio).
The largest increase was 1.7 cents a gallon in New England (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine).
The March 18 price was 9.8 cents higher than the comparable week one year ago.
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