Rocky Mountains see diesel fuel price jump of 8 cents

November 4, 2019

Land Line Staff

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While the retail average U.S. diesel fuel price decreased slightly from a week ago, the average price for the Rocky Mountain region jumped 8.4 cents.

That is according to the weekly report issued for Monday, Nov. 4, by the Energy Information Administration.

The second-biggest average diesel fuel price increase was in the West Coast region without California, where it sent up 3.4 cents. East of the Rockies, average diesel fuel prices mostly declined.

Average diesel fuel prices as reported by the EIA:

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  • U.S. – $3.062, down one-fifth of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.041, down 1.5 cents.
  • New England – $3.034, up three-fifths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.244, down one-fifth of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.905, down 2.7 cents.
  • Midwest – $2.955, down four-fifths of a cent.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.795, down 1.1. cents.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.166, up 8.4 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.746, up 2.2 cents.
  • West Coast without California – $3.413, up 3.4 cents.
  • California – $4.0118, up 1.3 cents.

ProMiles.com reports the retail average diesel fuel price per gallon on Monday, Nov. 4, increased in every region from the week before, and more than 6 cents per gallon in the Rocky Mountains and West Coast not including California.

Similar to last Mondays report, the average diesel fuel price for the West Coast region not including California, increased 6.3 cents while California’s average diesel fuel price went up only 2.1 cents, 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.

Here are the retail average diesel fuel prices reported for each region by ProMiles.com:

  • U.S. – $2.97, up 1.7 cents.
  • East Coast – $3.033, up 1.3 cents.
  • New England – $3.041, up nine-tenths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.247, up 1.8 cents.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.917, up nine-tenths of a cent.
  • Midwest – $2.922, up 1.2 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.821, up 1 cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.086, up 6.6 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.545, up 4.6 cents.
  • West Coast less California – $3.327, up 6.3 cents
  • California – $3.898, up 2.1 cents.

Click here to view ProMiles fuel data averaged by state.

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AAA reported a average U.S. diesel fuel price per gallon at $3.009 for Monday, Nov. 4.

A week previous the average price was $3.002 per gallon.

A month previous, AAA reported $3.009 per gallon of diesel fuel, and a year ago $3.273 per gallon.

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