Diesel prices across the U.S. fell for the third week in a row, dropping 1.2 cents in the week ending April 30 as oil prices rose slightly above $4 a barrel.
The average price of $4.073 is down 5.1 cents from the same period a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Prices are up 29 cents, or 7.6 percent, from the beginning of the year.
Prices fell in all regions, except for the California where prices rose 1.2 cents to $4.396. The West Coast region excluding California saw the sharpest drop, plunging 4.7 cents to $4.252.
Crude oil for June delivery fell 72 cents to $104.21 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Expectations that economic growth in the U.S. and China would slow dampened investor optimism.