The national average price for on-highway diesel decreased 2-and-a-half cents during the past week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported the average at $3.949 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
The West Coast region minus California noted the largest drop for the week at 3.7 cents followed by the Central Atlantic region at 2.9 cents.
Only the Rocky Mountain region showed an increase for the week, but it was small.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
- U.S. – $3.949, down 2.5 cents
- East Coast – $3.956, down 2.3 cents
- New England – $4.071, down 1.7 cents
- Central Atlantic – $4.015, down 2.9 cents
- Lower Atlantic – $3.890, down 2 cents
- Midwest – $3.929, down 2.8 cents
- Gulf Coast – $3.862, down 2.7 cents
- Rocky Mountain – $3.943, up two-tenths of a cent
- West Coast – $4.111, down 2.7 cents
- West Coast less California – $3.995, down 3.7 cents
- California – $4.209, down 1.9 cents
ProMiles, which tracks prices daily, showed the national average at $3.942 on Monday, down three-tenths of a cent overnight.
In separate energy news, light sweet crude, the type of oil most associated with diesel production, was trading at $103.49 on Monday, down $1.25 a barrel as of midday.
In Europe, Brent crude was trading at $109 a barrel, down about a buck.