Diesel prices go up 2.5 per gallon on average in the U.S.

April 15, 2019

Land Line Staff


The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the U.S. went up 2.5 cents from a week ago, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.

According the April 15 report from EIA, California’s average price for a gallon of diesel fuel went up 5.7 cents from last Monday, which was 6 cents higher than the Monday before.

This is the fourth week of increases reported by the EIA. Increases were recorded in every region, ranging from 1.2 cents in New England to 6.3 cents in West Coast states without California.

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

  • U.S. – $3.118, up 2.5 cents.
  • East Coast – $3.153, up 1.6 cents.
  • New England – $3.205, up 1.2 cents.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.342, up 1.8 cents.
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.015, up 1.7 cents.
  • Midwest – $3.01, up 1.7 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.889, up 2 cents.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.082, up 5.4 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.591, up 6 cents.
  • West Coast without California – $3.252, up 6.3 cents.
  • California – $3.967, up 5.7 cents.

According to ProMiles, the national average U.S. retail price for diesel fuel on Monday, April 15 rose 1.5 cents.

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 higher prices in all regions from a week ago. Prices in California rose the most, going up 7.2 cents per gallon on average. Prices rose nearly 6 cents per gallon in the West Coast region as a whole.

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

  • U.S. – $3.0131, up 1.2 cents.
  • East Coast – $3.106, up 1.5 cents.
  • New England – $3.161, up three-fifths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.294, up 1.4 cents.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.993, up 1.7 cents.
  • Midwest – $2.965, up two-fifths of a cent.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.881, up 1 cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.031, up 3.8 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.442, up 5.9 cents.
  • West Coast less California – $3.142, up 4.7 cents.
  • California – $3.854, up 7.2 cents.

Click here to view ProMiles fuel data averaged by state.

AAA reported a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $3.067 for Monday, April 15.

A week previous, the price was $3.037.

A month previous, AAA reported $3.014 per gallon of diesel fuel and a year ago $3.007 per gallon.

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