Diesel prices rise slightly compared to a week ago; two regions see declines

September 10, 2018

Land Line Staff


The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday went up by less than a penny compared to a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration.

On Monday, Sept. 10, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.252.

The EIA recorded increases in the average price in all regions except two: the West Coast without California went down less than half a cent and New England’s average price went down 1.5 cents.

The average price per gallon for diesel fuel is 45.6 cents higher than a year ago. The year started with an average U.S. price for diesel on Jan. 1 of $2.973.

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

  • U.S. – $3.258, up three-fifths of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.246, up 1.1 cents.
  • New England – $3.255, down 1.5 cents.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.407, up four-fifths of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.131, three-tenths of a cent.
  • Gulf Coast – $3.039, up two-fifths of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.367, up three-tenths of a cent.
  • West Coast – $3.7746, up two-fifths of a cent.
  • West Coast, less California, $3.465, down two-fifths of a cent.
  • California – $3.969, up 1 cent.

AAA reports a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $3.179 for Monday, Sept. 10.

A week previous, the price was $3.166.

A month previous, AAA reported $3.54 per gallon and a year ago $2.711 per gallon.

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