Average Diesel Cost Falls for Third Straight Week
UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel in the U.S. has fallen for the third consecutive week, hitting its lowest level since late November, according to new U.S. Energy Department numbers.
It declined 2.5 cents from last week, hitting $3.869, and is 3.4 cents lower than the same time last year. Over the past three weeks the price is down 5.1 cents.
Prices fell in all parts of the country with the biggest decline coming from the Central Atlantic section, 3.7 cents, for an average of $4.014, with the smallest in the Rocky Mountain region, down 0.7 cent, for an average of $3.889.
Compared to a year ago, prices are slightly higher in the New England, Central Atlantic and Rocky Mountain sections of the country, but are lower in all other parts.
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