Average U.S. diesel prices remain steady this week

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the fifth straight week, the average cost of diesel fuel in the U.S. has not risen.

Figures released by the U.S. Energy Department this week show that the national average cost of diesel remained at US$1.405 per gallon, the same as last week.

Nationally, the lowest U.S. diesel prices are in the Gulf Coast region. Diesel fuel in the area costs an average of US$1.340 per gallon, down from US$1.346 last week.

The most expensive diesel fuel is in California, where the highest average price is US$1.512 per gallon, down from US$1.524.

The weekly average price reports from the U.S. Energy Department are based on a survey of 350 diesel service centres across the United States.

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