Weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show the average price fell 1.6 cents this week. The highest average price was reported in the New England region at $2.382. The lowest average was in the Midwest at $2.124.
In late March, the average jumped suddenly from $2.017 to $2.221, more than 20 cents in just two weeks. But for the most part, diesel prices for 2009 so far have hovered between $2 and $2.30 per gallon.
Meanwhile, the average price of gasoline rose 2.9 cents to $2.078 per gallon. Diesel, on average, currently costs 10.7 cents per gallon more than gasoline in the U.S.