U.S. average diesel price appears stuck on last week’s price
March 19, 2019
•Land Line Staff
The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the U.S. is within a cent of the average price one week ago, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.
On Monday, March 18, the EIA reported the U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel fuel was nine-tenths of a cent lower than a week previous. Last week, the price was a fraction of a cent higher than the previous week.
Monday’s average price is 9.8 cents higher than one year ago.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA for Monday:
- U.S. – $3.07, down nine-tenths of a cent.
- East Coast – $3.124, up one-tenth of a cent.
- New England – $3.20, up 1.7 cents.
- Central Atlantic – $3.313, down one-fifth of a cent.
- Lower Atlantic – $2.981, no change.
- Midwest – $2.992, down 1.9 cents.
- Gulf Coast – $2.869, down 1.2 cents.
- Rocky Mountain – $2.944, up a half cent.
- West Coast – $3.497, down four-fifths of a cent.
- West Coast without California – $3.139, down 2.3 cents.
- California – $3.781, up three-tenths of a cent.
ProMiles reports no change in the national average U.S. retail price for diesel fuel on Monday, March 18, from a week before.
ProMiles, the software company that maintains the websites ProMiles.com and TruckMiles.com, offers its own weekly fuel price information. The company’s diesel 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. – $2.989, no change.
- East Coast – $3.089, down two-fifths of a cent.
- New England – $3.136, down nine-tenths of a cent.
- Central Atlantic – $3.291, down three-fifths of a cent.
- Lower Atlantic – $2.972, down three-fifths of a cent.
- Midwest – $2.955, up one-fifth of a cent.
- Gulf Coast – $2.875, down one-tenth of a cent.
- Rocky Mountain – $2.923, up seven-tenths of a cent.
- West Coast – $3.316, down 1 cent.
- West Coast less California – $3.062, up 1.2 cents.
- California – $3.68, down 2.2 cents.
AAA reported a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $3.013 for Monday, March 18.
A week previous, the price was $3.005.
A month previous, AAA reported $2.929 per gallon of diesel fuel and a year ago $2.93 per gallon.
The highest recorded average price for diesel was $4.845 per gallon on July 17, 2008, according to AAA.