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The national average price for a gallon of diesel continued to decrease, falling 13 cents to $5.138, according to Energy Information Administration data released Aug. 1.
- Diesel’s price has fallen for six consecutive weeks, including declines of at least a dime in the past five.
- The cost of a gallon has come down 67.2 cents since peaking at $5.810 on June 20.
- Trucking’s main fuel declined in all 10 regions in EIA’s weekly survey, ranging from a high of 21.6 cents a gallon in the West Coast less California to a low of 7.6 cents in New England.
- A gallon costs less than $5 in one region ($4.801 in Gulf Coast) and more than $6 in one ($6.266 in California).
- Despite the decreases, diesel still costs $1.771 more than it did at this time in 2021.
- Gasoline’s national average is now down to $4.192 a gallon after falling by 13.8 cents.
U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices
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