Falling 0.4 cents, this week’s average is $3.239 per gallon. The previous two weeks saw gains of 0.7 cents and 2.0 cents, respectively. And those gains on the heels of a four-week stretch of declines, which saw the national diesel average fall a cumulative 7.2 cents, with declines of 2.8 cents, 2.2 cents, 1.9 cents, and 0.3 cents, respectively.
Prior to that four-week stretch of declines, the average price per gallon rose a cumulative 27.8 cents. Despite these declines, the diesel average has remained above the $3 per gallon mark since the week of March 26, when it was at $3.01 per gallon.
Compared to the same week a year ago, the national diesel average is up 74.8 cents, down from last week’s 76.2-cent annual spread.