Average diesel prices stay within a few decimal places of last week
August 6, 2018
•Land Line Staff
The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday remained nearly the same compared to a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration.
On Monday, Aug. 6, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.223, just three-tenths of a cent lower than the week before.
The average price per gallon for diesel fuel is 49.4 cents higher than a year ago.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA for Monday:
- U.S. – $3.223, down three-tenths of a cent
- East Coast – $3.222, down one-tenth of a cent
- New England – $3.271, down three-tenths of a cent
- Central Atlantic – $3.393, up three-tenths of a cent
- Lower Atlantic – $3.093, down three-tenths of a cent
- Midwest – $3.151, down a half cent
- Gulf Coast – $2.995, down one-fifth of a cent
- Rocky Mountain – $3.361, no change
- West Coast – $3.717, down three-tenths of a cent
- West Coast less California – $3.432, down a half cent
- California – $3.943, down one-fifth of a cent.
ProMiles reports national average retail price for diesel on Monday being half of a cent lower from the week previous.
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 prices by region as reported by ProMiles.com:
- U.S. – $3.16, up a half cent
- East Coast – $3.227, up one cent
- New England – $3.266, down one-tenth of a cent
- Central Atlantic – $3.442, up one cent
- Lower Atlantic – $3.118, up nine-tenths of a cent
- Midwest – $3.122, down one-tenth of a cent
- Gulf Coast – $3.017, up nine-tenths of a cent
- Rocky Mountain – $3.366, up one-tenth of a cent
- West Coast – $3.583, up one-tenth of a cent
- West Coast less California, $3.411, up seven-tenths of a cent
- California, $3.922, down 1.3 cents.
AAA reports a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $3.153 for Monday, Aug. 6.
A week previous, the price was $3.153.
A month previous, AAA reported $3.167 per gallon and a year ago $2.51 per gallon.
The highest recorded average price for diesel was $4.845 per gallon on July 17, 2008, according to AAA.