The average price for diesel fuel dropped 2.1 cents for the week ending Monday, April 16. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported the average at $4.127.
The diesel average in the Midwest region fell by 3.4 cents, the largest decline in the EIA’s nine regions. The Gulf Coast and West Coast regions experienced decreases of more than 2 cents for the week.
Following are the averages by region as reported by the EIA:
- U.S. – $4.127, down 2.1 cents
- East Coast – $4.181, down nine-tenths of a cent
- New England – $4.269, down nine-tenths of a cent
- Central Atlantic – $4.280, down two-tenths of a cent
- Lower Atlantic – $4.091, down 1.5 cents
- Midwest – $4.021, down 3.4 cents
- Gulf Coast – $4.038, down 2.5 cents
- Rocky Mountain – $4.129, unchanged
- West Coast – $4.389, down 2.2 cents
- California – $4.418, down 2.2 cents
ProMiles, which tracks prices daily for the Lower 48 states, reported the average at $4.119 on Monday – down one-tenth of a cent from the weekend.
Washington state had the highest tax-included price at $4.557 per gallon, with Connecticut, New York and California averaging just above $4.41. Indiana had the cheapest fuel by state at $3.854 followed by Missouri at $3.871.
Light sweet crude oil was trading at $103 per barrel Monday in New York, up about 20 cents. In Europe, crude was trading at $120, down more than $1 for the week on reports of weaker-than-expected growth in China.