U.S. diesel prices edged down 0.2 percent in the week of August 5, following four straight weeks of increases, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Prices fell in most regions of the United States.
The national average price is currently $3.909 per gallon, slipping 0.6 cents from the previous week. During the four previous weeks, prices had risen 3 percent or 10 cents. The current price is 0.2 percent or 1 cent below where it stood at the beginning of 2013, and 1.5 percent above the same week in 2012.
The West Coast, California, and the Rocky Mountain region saw the only increases in diesel prices this week. The average price in the Rocky Mountain region saw the biggest jump, up nearly 2 cents to $3.931. The Lower Atlantic region saw the largest drop of 1.6 cents this week, to $3.845. The West Coast, California, and New England regions remain the only regions with prices above the $4-per-gallon mark.