Date: 13.01.2015 / to news list
It’s been more than four years since commercial truck drivers have found prices this low on the nation’s highways, and for the first time in recent memory, the pump price for a gallon of diesel dropped below $3 in one region of the nation.
Last week, drivers were able to fill their rigs for an average of $2.964 per gallon at truckstops in the Gulf Coast states, the first region to fall below the $3 a gallon mark.
According to figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average price for diesel last week was $3.053 — 8.4.cents per gallon cheaper than the week before and 83.3 cents per gallon less expensive than a year ago at this time.
Prices continue to decline across the board, with the biggest weekly cut enjoyed by drivers in the Rocky Mountain states, where the price of a gallon of diesel dropped by 11.2 cents per gallon in a week.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Jan. 12:
East Coast: $3.204 last week, $3.134 this week
New England: $3.287 last week, $3.195 this week
Central Atlantic: $3.303 last week, $3.239 this week
Lower Atlantic: $3.109 last week, $3.039 this week
Midwest: $3.102 last week, $3.102 this week
Gulf Coast: $3.045 last week, $2.964 this week
Rocky Mountains: $3.139 last week, $3.027 this week
California: $3.341 last week, $3.250 this week.