Diesel prices barely budge except for in the Rockies

November 18, 2019

Land Line Staff

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The retail average U.S. diesel price barely changed from one week ago, according to the weekly report issued for Monday, Nov. 18, by the Energy Information Administration.

Regional changes were kept to fractions of a cent change from a week ago except in California, where the average price increased just over a penny per gallon, and in the Rocky Mountain region.

In the Rockies, the diesel price per gallon increased almost 3 cents per gallon, according to the EIA. This is the third week of weekly increases in the Rocky Mountain average price. Last week the average price was almost 4 cents higher than a week before, and that came after an 8-cent increase per gallon from the week before that.

Average diesel prices as reported by the EIA:

  • U.S. – $3.074, up one-tenth of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.053, up three-tenths of a cent.
  • New England – $3.049, up seven-tenths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.246, up one-tenth of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.922, up three-tenths of a cent.
  • Midwest – $2.971, down one-tenths of a cent.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.793, down three-tenths of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.232, up 2.9 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.756, down one-fifth of a cent.
  • West Coast without California – $3.444, up nine-tenths of a cent.
  • California – $4.003, down 1.1 cents.

ProMiles.com reports the average diesel price per gallon for the U.S. on Monday, Nov. 18, up almost a penny from the 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.

The average diesel price for the Rocky Mountain region increase the most over the week, by 4.7 cents. Last Monday, the average price for the Rocky Mountain region was more than 8 cents higher than the week before.

The average diesel price per gallon for the U.S. is 23.7 cents lower than one year ago, according to ProMiles.

Here are the average diesel prices reported for each region by ProMiles.com:

  • U.S. – $2.978, up nine-tenths of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.029, up seven-tenths of a cent.
  • New England – $3.044, down one-fifth of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.256, up four-fifths of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.906, up three-fifths cents.
  • Midwest – $2.931, up 1.1 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.803, down one-fifth of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.216, up 4.7 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.576, up 1 cent.
  • West Coast less California – $3.375, up nine-tenths of a cent.
  • California – $3.893, down three-fifths of a cent.

Click here to view ProMiles fuel data averaged by state.

AAA reported the retail average U.S. diesel price per gallon at $3.01 for Monday, Nov. 18.

A week previous the average retail diesel price was a nickel lower, $3.014 per gallon.

A month previous, AAA reported $2.998 per gallon of diesel fuel, and a year ago $3.226 per gallon.

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

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