Average U.S. price for on-highway diesel fell 5 cents in latest week to US$3.678 per gallon, down 21 cents from a year ago: Energy Information Administration

GRAIN VALLEY, Missouri , June 26, 2012 () – The national average price for on-highway diesel was down another nickel for the week ending Monday, June 25. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported the average at $3.678 for the week. Meanwhile, the price of crude oil continues to drop as well.

The diesel average was 21 cents lower than it was a year ago. Even in California, where diesel is the highest, it was at $3.908 for the week following a decrease of nearly 6 cents.

Following are the averages by region as reported Monday by the EIA:

U.S. – $3.678, down 5.1 cents
East Coast – $3.718, down 4.8 cents
New England – $3.873, down 5 cents
Central Atlantic – $3.817, down 5.1 cents
Lower Atlantic – $3.616, down 4.4 cents
Midwest – $3.606, down 4.9 cents
Gulf Coast – $3.601, down 5.3 cents
Rocky Mountain – $3.779, down 5.3 cents
West Coast – $3.839, down 6 cents
West Coast less California – $3.758, down 6.2 cents
California – $3.908, down 5.8 cents

ProMiles, which tracks prices daily and by state, showed the average holding steady at $3.680 per gallon on Monday, unchanged over the weekend.

Connecticut had the highest average for the week at $3.994 per gallon, while Missouri had the lowest at $3.390.

In separate energy news, crude oil was trading just below $80 a barrel on Monday in New York, down 35 cents from Friday’s closing price. In Europe, crude was trading at $91 a barrel, up about 3 cents on the day.

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