Diesel prices continue to slide for another week

September 3, 2019

Land Line Staff


The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the U.S. has dropped again, according to the weekly report issued for Monday, Sept. 2, by the Energy Information Administration.

This is the eighth consecutive week of decreases. The price slide began with the July 15 report, according to the EIA.

The EIA suggests slowing pace of declines, with no change recorded for two regions: Lower Atlantic and the West Coast without California.

The U.S. average price is 27.6 cents lower than one year ago.

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

  • U.S. – $2.976, down seven-tenths of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3, down three-tenths of a cent.New England – $3.027, down two-fifths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.178, down four-fifths of cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.874, no change.
  • Midwest – $2.874, down 1.6 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.74, down two-fifths of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.924, down 1.2 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.555, down one-tenth of a cent.
  • West Coast without California – $3.139, no change.
  • California – $3.885, down one-fifth of a cent.

The national average U.S. retail price for diesel fuel dropped a penny to $2.876 per gallon on Monday, Sept. 2, from a week previous, 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.

ProMiles reports decreases for all regions, ranging from one-tenth of a cent in California to 2.6 cents for the West Coast excluding California.

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

  • U.S. – $2.876, down 1 cent.
  • East Coast – $2.962, down seven-tenths of a cent.
  • New England – $3.016, down three-tenths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.165, down four-fifths of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.85, down a half cent.
  • Midwest – $2.829, down 1.5 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.745, down three-fifths of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.903, down 1.4 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.38, down 2 cents.
  • West Coast less California – $3.109, down 2.6 cents.
  • California – $3.787, down one-tenth of a cent.

Click here to view ProMiles fuel data averaged by state.

AAA reported a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $2.929 for Tuesday, Sept 3.

A week previous, the price was $2.934.

A month previous, AAA reported $2.987 per gallon of diesel fuel, and a year ago $3.166 per gallon.

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