U.S. diesel prices declined for a third straight week in the week ending Sept. 30, dropping a total of 6.2 cents during this period, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Prices dipped in all U.S. regions.
The national average price is $3.919, down 0.8 percent or 3.0 cents week-to-week, an accelerated decline from the 0.6 percent slip in the week ending Sept. 23. Prices are flat compared to Jan. 1, but are down 3.9 percent year-over-year.
California saw the largest decrease in diesel price this week, with a drop of 3.7 cents to $4.172. The other regions lost between 1.6 and 3.6 cents during the week. The price in the Central Atlantic region slipped to $3.997, leaving only the average prices in the New England and California regions above the $4 per gallon mark.