Diesel fuel price retreats
for fifth consecutive week
Dec 10, 2009 9:14 AM
The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide declined for a fifth consecutive week, dipping 0.3 cent to $2.772 a gallon, according to US Department of Energy information.
Trucking’s main fuel has fallen 3.6 cents in the past five weeks, following a 22.6-cent gain in the previous four weeks.
Despite the decline, the price is 25.7 cents over the same week in 2008.
The cheapest diesel price is in the Gulf Coast region, while California remained the most expensive area to purchase diesel at $2.942.
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