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August 9, 2021 4:45 PM, EDT

Diesel Dips 0.3¢ to $3.364 a Gallon

Price Goes Down for Second Time in Past Three Weeks
Fuel station in Virginia A fuel station in Virginia. The Central Atlantic was the only region in EIA's survey that did not have a price change for diesel. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

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The national average price for a gallon of diesel dipped three-tenths of a cent to $3.364, according to Energy Information Administration data released Aug. 9.

Highlights

  • Trucking’s main fuel declined in price for the second time in the past three weeks after rising for 12 straight weeks from May 3 to July 19.
  • A gallon of diesel now costs 93.6 cents more than it did at this time in 2020.
  • The price rose in five of the 10 regions in EIA’s survey, dropped in four and remained unchanged in the Central Atlantic. The largest increase, 1.7 cents, was in California. The biggest decline, 1.4 cents, was in the Gulf Coast.
  • The national average price of a gallon of gasoline climbed by 1.3 cents to reach $3.172, more than a dollar ($1.006) than a year ago. 

U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices

EIA regional fuel chart

EIA.gov

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