Rocky Mountains see another jump in retail average diesel price

November 12, 2019

Land Line Staff


The retail average U.S. diesel fuel price increased by more than a penny per gallon, according to the weekly report issued for Monday, Nov. 11, by the Energy Information Administration.

All regional retail average prices increased except for the Gulf Coast, where the average price remained the same.

The largest increase was in the Rocky Mountain region, where Monday’s 3.7-cent increase follows an 8.4-cent increase recorded a week ago Monday, on Nov. 4.

The second-largest regional retail average price increase was on the West Coast excluding California.

The Lower Atlantic, Midwest and Gulf Coast all have retail average diesel prices below $3 per gallon.

Average diesel fuel prices as reported by the EIA:

  • U.S. – $3.073, up 1.1 cents.
  • East Coast – $3.05, up nine-tenths of a cent.
  • New England – $3.042, up four-fifths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.245, up one-tenth of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.919, up 1.4 cents.
  • Midwest – $2.972, up 1.7 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.795, no change.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.203, up 3.7 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.758, up 1.2 cents.
  • West Coast without California – $3.435, up 2.2 cents.
  • California – $4.014, up three-tenths of a cent. reports the retail average diesel fuel price per gallon for the U.S. on Monday, Nov. 11, had barely changed from the week before.

The same can’t be said for the regional retail average price for the Rocky Mountains, according to There the average price was more than 8 cents higher than last week, which was 6.6 cents higher than the week before.

Likewise, the average price for the West Coast region excluding California increased nearly 4 cents per gallon from Monday last week. Last week, the West Coast regional average was 6.3 cents higher than the week before.

ProMiles, the software company that maintains the websites and, 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.

Here are the retail average diesel fuel prices reported for each region by

  • U.S. – $2.969, down one-tenth of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.022, down 1.1 cents.
  • New England – $3.046, up a half of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.248, up one-tenth of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.90, down 1.7 cents.
  • Midwest – $2.92, down one-fifth of a cent.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.805, down 1.6 cents.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.169, up 8.6 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.566, up 2.1 cents.
  • West Coast less California – $3.366, up 3.9 cents
  • California – $3.899, up one-tenth of a cent.

Click here to view ProMiles fuel data averaged by state.

AAA reported the retail average U.S. diesel fuel price per gallon at $3.012 for Tuesday, Nov. 12.

A week previous the average retail price was a nickel lower, $3.007 per gallon.

A month previous, AAA reported $2.999 per gallon of diesel fuel, and a year ago $3.25 per gallon.

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