Average price for diesel fuel across U.S. changes little in a week
July 15, 2019
•Land Line Staff
The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the U.S. decreased a fraction of a cent from last week, according to the weekly report issued for Monday, July 15, by the Energy Information Administration.
The biggest regional change in on-highway diesel fuel prices was in the Midwest, were the average price went down 1.2 cents from last Monday. All other recorded changes in regional averages were less than a half cent or less.
Following are the average prices for diesel fuel by region as reported by the EIA for Monday:
- U.S. – $3.051, down two-fifths of a cent.
- East Coast – $3.08, down one-tenth of a cent.
- New England – $3.131, down three-tenths of a cent.
- Central Atlantic – $3.272, down three-tenths of a cent.
- Lower Atlantic – $2.941, up one-tenth of a cent.
- Midwest – $2.956, down 1.2 cents.
- Gulf Coast – $2.805, up one-tenth of a cent.
- Rocky Mountain – $2.975, down a half cent.
- West Coast – $3.624, no change.
- West Coast without California – $3.209, up one-tenth of a cent.
- California – $3.952, down one-tenth of a cent.
The national average U.S. retail price for diesel fuel on Monday, July 15, reaminednearly the same as a week ago, according to ProMiles.
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 the ProMiles.com:
- U.S. – $2.957, up one-tenth of a cent.
- East Coast – $3.035, down two-fifths of a cent.
- New England – $3.087, up four-fifths of a cent.
- Central Atlantic – $3.231, down one-tenth of a cent.
- Lower Atlantic – $2.924, down three-fifths of a cent.
- Midwest – $2.914, up a half cent.
- Gulf Coast – $2.817, up three-fifths of a cent.
- Rocky Mountain – $2.95, down 1.6 cents.
- West Coast – $3.449, down a half cent.
- West Coast less California – $3.159, up a half cent.
- California – $3.864, down 1.1 cents.
AAA reported a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $3.01 for Monday, July 15.
A week previous, the price was $3.009.
A month previous, AAA reported $3.006 per gallon of diesel fuel, and a year ago $3.17 per gallon.
The highest recorded average price for diesel was $4.845 per gallon on July 17, 2008, according to AAA.