U.S. diesel prices fell again during the week of April 8 to extend their decline to six weeks, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The average price, $3.977 per gallon, is down 0.4 percent or 2 cents from the previous week. This week’s average per-gallon price is over 4 percent lower than the price of $4.148 at the same time last year. However, prices are still up 1.5 percent or 6 cents since the beginning of 2013.
The West Coast continued to be the only region to show week-to-week price increases, but diesel prices only rose less than a cent, as California prices fell. All other regions showed price declines this week, with the Gulf Coast experiencing the steepest drop at 2.7 cents.