The agency’s Energy Information Administration reported that the average price fell 5.2 cents this week to $1.473. It had risen 3.5 cents the previous week to $1.527 following the September 11 attacks. The price went down in all regions but one, New England, where it basically stayed the same. The price of $1.49 was up by two-hundredth’s of a cent.
In the Midwest region, where the price has been affected by a refinery shutdown, diesel fell 7.9 cents from $1.594 to $1.515. The price fell 6.9 cents in California, from $1.685 to $1.616.