WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- The price of on-highway diesel fuel dropped across the United States last week, according to a report released by U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Monday.
For the week ending Jan. 7, the U.S. on-highway diesel fuel retail price dropped nearly 3.5 cents from last week to 3.01 U.S. dollars per gallon. However, the price was nearly 2 cents per gallon higher than the same period last year.
For West Coast area which includes the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii, the price fell 3 cents to 3.53 dollars per gallon.
For Rocky Mountain area which includes the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho, the price fell 5 cents to 3.03 dollars per gallon.
For Midwest area, which includes the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, the price dropped nearly 4 cents to 2.87 dollars per gallon.
For Gulf Coast area which includes the states of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and New Mexico, the price decreased 2 cents to 2.82 dollars per gallon.
For East Coast area, which includes all other states close to the Atlantic Ocean, the price decreased over 4 cents to 3.07 dollars per gallon.