Diesel’s average U.S. pump price matched last week’s $3.814, still a two-year low, the Department of Energy reported Sept. 8.
The price remains 16.7 cents less than this time last year and it has declined for nine consecutive weeks leading up to this week, according to DOE’s weekly survey of filling stations.
The price also is still down 20.7 cents from the year’s high of $4.021 in March.
The retail gasoline price declined 0.2 cents to $3.457 from the week before. Compared to last year’s figure, it’s down 13 cents, according to DOE.
DOE surveys about 400 diesel filling stations and 800 gasoline stations every week to compile national average prices.