U.S. diesel fuel price goes up 1.4 cents; California’s by almost 9 cents

October 28, 2019

Land Line Staff

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While the retail average U.S. diesel fuel price increased 1.4 cents from a week ago, the West Coast regional average price jumped 8.9 cents.

That is according to the weekly report issued for Monday, Oct. 28, by the Energy Information Administration.

The EIA reports higher average prices in all regions except one, New England, where the average price dropped 1.7 cents.

The West Coast average price increased more than four times what California’s average retail price per gallon increased, 1.8 cents. California still has the highest average diesel price in the U.S.

Prices as reported by the EIA:

  • U.S. – $3.064, up 1.4 cents.
  • East Coast – $3.056, up 1.1 cents.
  • New England – $3.028, down 1.7 cents.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.246, up 1.1 cents.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.932, up 1.6 cents.
  • Midwest – $2.963, up three-fifths of a cent.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.806, up two-fifths of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.082, up 3.8 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.724, up 4.9 cents.
  • West Coast without California – $3.379, up 8.9 cents.
  • California – $3.998, up 1.8.

ProMiles reports the retail average U.S. diesel fuel price per gallon on Monday, Oct. 28, was slightly lower than a week before.

The average for the West Coast region not including California, however, jumped 6.7 cent higher. California’s average retail price went up only a third of a cent, 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. – $2.953, down three-fifths of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.02, down three-fifths of a cent.
  • New England – $3.032, down a half of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.229, down one-tenth of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.908, down nine-tenths of a cent.
  • Midwest – $2.91, down 1.2 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.811, down a half of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.02, up three-tenths of a cent.
  • West Coast – $3.499, up 3.5 cents.
  • West Coast less California – $3.264, up 6.7 cents
  • California – $3.877, up three-tenths of a cent.

Click here to view ProMiles fuel data averaged by state.

AAA reported a retail average U.S. diesel fuel price per gallon at $3.002 for Monday, Oct. 28.

A week previous the average price was $2.996 per gallon.

A month previous, AAA reported $3.014 per gallon of diesel fuel, and a year ago $3.286 per gallon.

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

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