Diesel prices drop a cent from last week in all U.S. regions
May 28, 2019
•Land Line Staff
The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the U.S. dropped 1.2 cents, according to the weekly report issued for Monday, May 27, from the Energy Information Administration.
Decreases ranging from 1 cent to 1.5 cents were reported in every region of the U.S. in the EIA report. The U.S. average is 13.7 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. – $3.151, down 1.2 cents.
- East Coast – $3.164, down 1.2 cents.
- New England – $3.225, down 1.3 cents.
- Central Atlantic – $3.36, down 1.5 cents.
- Lower Atlantic – $3.02, down 1 cent.
- Midwest – $3.038, down 1.1 cents.
- Gulf Coast – $2.893, down 1.4 cents.
- Rocky Mountain – $3.181, down 1.1 cents.
- West Coast – $3.782, down 1.2 cents.
- West Coast without California – $3.338, down 1.4 cents.
- California – $4.145, down 1.1 cents.
It is more of a mixed bag, 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.
The national average U.S. retail price for diesel fuel on Monday, May 27, went up just one-tenth of a cent, ProMiles reports. The price is 17.8 cents lower than one year ago.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the ProMiles.com:
- U.S. – $3.061, up one-tenth of a cent.
- East Coast – $3.141, up one-tenth of a cent.
- New England – $3.179, up one half cent.
- Central Atlantic – $3.336, up one-fifth of a cent.
- Lower Atlantic – $3.031, no change.
- Midwest – $3.002, up one-tenth of a cent.
- Gulf Coast – $2.897, down a half cent.
- Rocky Mountain – $3.162, down a half cent.
- West Coast – $3.639, down three-fifths of a cent.
- West Coast less California – $3.295, down three-tenths of a cent.
- California – $4.106, up 1.4 cents.
AAA reported a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $3.094 for Monday, May 27.
A week previous, the price was $3.099
A month previous, AAA reported the same, $3.099 per gallon of diesel fuel, and a year ago $3.213 per gallon.
The highest recorded average price for diesel was $4.845 per gallon on July 17, 2008, according to AAA.