Diesel prices show little movement from last week
July 17, 2018
•Land Line Staff
The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday for the most part stayed the same compared to the previous week, according to the Energy Information Administration.
On Monday, July 16, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.239, less than a half cent than the week before. In three regions, the average price did not change from last week.
The price is 74.82 cents higher than a year ago.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA for Monday:
- U.S. – $3.239, down two-fifths of a cent
- East Coast – $3.236, down one-fifth of a cent
- New England – $3.283, up two-fifths of a cent
- Central Atlantic – $3.405, no change
- Midwest – $3.171, down a half cent
- Gulf Coast – $3.004, no change
- Rocky Mountain – $3.37, no change
- West Coast – $3.741, down four-fifths of a cent
- West Coast less California – $3.456, down 1.5 cents
- California – $3.968 , down one-fifth of a cent
ProMiles reports national average retail price for diesel on Monday being less than a penny lower than the week previous. For the most part, price differences from the week previous were less than a penny in all regions, except on the West Coast, where average prices dropped 3.8 cents. California’s average price increased more than a penny.
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.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the ProMiles.com:
- U.S. – $3.177, down seven-tenths of a cent
- East Coast – $3.237, down three-tenths of a cent
- New England – $3.279, down nine-tenths of a cent
- Central Atlantic – $3.459, up one-fifth of a cent
- Lower Atlantic – $3.129, down a half of a of a cent
- Midwest – $3.145, down seven-tenths of a cent
- Gulf Coast – $3.028, down three-tenths of a cent
- Rocky Mountain – $3.383, up three-fifths of a cent
- West Coast – $3.62, down 3.8 cents
- West Coast less California, $3.438, down 3 cents
- California, $3.962, up 1.3 cents
AAA reports a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $3.169 for Monday, July 16.
A week previous, the price was $3.169
A month previous, AAA reported $3.189 per gallon and a year ago $2.443 per gallon.
The highest recorded average price for diesel was $4.845 per gallon on July 17, 2008, according to AAA.