Diesel Slips 5.9¢ to $4.537 a Gallon in Seventh Straight Decline

Pump dispensing fuel into a vehicle
Diesel has fallen 79.6 cents since Nov. 7, according to the Energy Information Administration. (HAYKIRI/Getty Images)

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The national average price of diesel dropped 5.9 cents to $4.537 in its seventh straight decline, according to Energy Information Administration data on Dec. 26.


  • The price of diesel has fallen 79.6 cents on average since it cost $5.333 a gallon on Nov. 7.
  • Diesel now costs 92.2 cents a gallon more on average than it did at this time a year ago.
  • The average price dropped in all 10 regions in EIA’s weekly survey.  The biggest drop was 11.1 cents a gallon in both the West Coast minus California and New England. The slightest decline was 3 cents in the Central Atlantic.
  • The average price for a gallon of gasoline dipped 2.9 cents to $3.091, making it 18.4 cents lower than it was a year ago.

U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices

EIA regional fuel chart


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