The U.S. average retail price of diesel slipped 0.9 cent to $2.901 a gallon as oil hovered at about $57 a barrel.
Diesel costs 37.4 cents more than it did a year ago, when it was $2.527 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Dec. 18.
Average prices for trucking’s main fuel fell in all regions except in New England, where it rose 2.4 cents to $2.924. It was unchanged in the Central Atlantic.
The U.S. average price for regular gasoline fell 3.5 cents to $2.450 a gallon. It costs 18.6 cents more than it did a year ago, DOE’s Energy Information Administration said.
Average gas prices decreased in all regions.
Meanwhile, West Texas Intermediate crude futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed at $57.16 on Dec. 18, compared with $57.99 on Dec.11.