Average diesel fuel prices on the decline again

October 7, 2019

Land Line Staff

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The U.S. average retail price for a gallon of diesel dropped nearly 2 more cent from a week ago, according to the weekly report issued for Monday, Oct. 7, by the Energy Information Administration.

Decreases were reported for every region, except for California, where the average price for diesel fuel increased by a half of a cent.

The U.S. average diesel fuel price is 33.8 cents lower than reported one year ago, according to the EIA.

Following are the average diesel fuel prices by region as reported by the EIA for Monday:

  • U.S. – $3.047, down 1.9 cents.
  • East Coast – $3.041, down 2.4 cents.
  • New England – $3.047, down nine-tenths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.224, down 1.4 cents.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.915, down 3.3 cents.
  • Midwest – $2.967, down 2 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.804, down 2.3 cents.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.022, down 1 cent.
  • West Coast – $3.642, down three-tenths of a cent.
  • West Coast without California – $3.215, down 1.3 cents.
  • California – $3.981, up a half of a cent.

The U.S. average diesel price increase reported by ProMiles decreased 1.3 cents from last Monday’s report, and all regional average prices also decreased.

ProMiles, the software company that maintains the websites ProMiles.com and TruckMiles.com, offers its own weekly fuel price information. The company’s fuel price data are presented in the same format used by the EIA in the agency’s weekly reports. The prices include a national average as well as regional averages, and comparisons to the previous week and the previous year.

A key difference between the EIA and ProMiles reporting is the type and number of fueling stations the company surveys in order to calculate its averages. While EIA surveys 400 truck stops and convenience stores nationwide, ProMiles uses its direct feed from thousands of truck stops to develop its averages.

Following are the average diesel prices by region as reported by the ProMiles.com:

  • U.S. – $2.972, down 1.3 cents.
  • East Coast – $3.039, down 2.1 cents.
  • New England – $3.05, down two-fifths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.24, down 2.3 cents.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.931, down 2.5 cents.
  • Midwest – $2.936, down seven-tenths of a cent.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.839, down 2.2 cents.
  • Rocky Mountain – 2.996, down seven-tenths of a cent.
  • West Coast – $3.483, down four-fifths of a cent.
  • West Coast less California – $3.208, down two-fifths of a cent.
  • California – $3.889, down 1.8 cents.

Click here to view ProMiles fuel data averaged by state.

AAA reported a national average diesel fuel price per gallon at $3.006 for Monday, Oct. 7.

A week previous the average price was $3.013.

A month previous, AAA reported $2.926 per gallon of diesel fuel, and a year ago $3.275 per gallon.

The highest recorded average price for diesel was $4.845 per gallon on July 17, 2008, according to AAA.

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