Diesel fuel retail price barely budges across the U.S.

October 21, 2019

Land Line Staff

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The U.S. average diesel fuel retail price per gallon remains virtually the same as a week ago, according to the weekly report issued for Monday, Oct. 21, by the Energy Information Administration.

Only the average for the West Coast without California changed much, rising 5 cents per gallon from a week ago, according to EIA.

Following are the U.S. diesel fuel retail prices per gallon by region as reported by the EIA for Monday, Oct. 14:

  • U.S. – $3.05, down one-tenth of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.045, up one-tenth of a cent.
  • New England – $3.045, up three-tenths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.235, up four-fifths of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.916, down two-fifths of a cent.
  • Midwest – $2.957, down 1 cent.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.802, down three-tenths of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.043, up three-tenths of a cent.
  • West Coast – $3.675, up 2.2 cents.
  • West Coast without California – $3.29, up 5 cents.
  • California – $3.98, down two-tenths of a cent.

ProMiles reports the U.S. diesel fuel retail prices per gallon on Monday, Oct. 21, was virtually unchanged from the report of a week before.

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.

Most changes in regional averages were a fraction of a cent per gallon, although the Rocky Mountain average went up 1.5 cents and California’s average increased 1.1. cents.

Following are the U.S. average retail prices for diesel fuel by region as reported by the ProMiles.com:

  • U.S. – $2.959, up one-fifth of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.026, up one-tenth of a cent.
  • New England – $3.037, down three-tenths of 1 cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.23, up three-tenths of a cents.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.917, no change.
  • Midwest – $2.922, up one-fifth of a cent.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.816, down one-tenth of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.017, up 1.5 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.464, up four-fifths of a cent.
  • West Coast less California – $3.197, up four-fifths of a cent.
  • California – $3.8743, down 1.1 cents.

Click here to view ProMiles fuel data averaged by state.

AAA reported a U.S. average retail prices for diesel fuel per gallon at $2.99 for Monday, Oct. 21.

A week previous the average price was $3 per gallon.

A month previous, AAA reported $3.007 per gallon of diesel fuel, and a year ago $3.295 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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