Diesel fuel’s price falls
for second straight week
Jul 7, 2009 2:07 PM
The average price of diesel fuel nationwide dropped 1.4 cents to $2.594 a gallon the past week, the second straight decrease after almost two months of increases, according to US Department of Energy information.
This decline put diesel $2.133 below year-ago levels. Prices reached a record high of $4.764 per gallon July 14, 2008.
The second consecutive week of price decreases comes after seven straight weeks of increases, during which time diesel prices climbed a total of 43.1 cents.
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