Diesel up 3 cents per gallon to close 2013 at $3.903

By Land Line staff | 12/30/2013

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the second straight week to $3.903 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The EIA reports that the national average price for fuel remains 1.5 cents below the national average from one year ago. The price this week is roughly 3 cents higher than it was for the week beginning Dec. 23. The largest increase was in the Central Atlantic region, where prices increased an average of just over a penny to $3.988.

Diesel prices were on the rise in all 10 regions in the U.S., according to the EIA.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:

  • U.S. – $3.903, up 3 cents
  • East Coast – $3.943, up 2.4 cents
  • New England – $4.111, up 4.2 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $4.016, up 2.8 cents
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.856, up 1.7 cents
  • Midwest – $3.887, up 4 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.789, up 1.7 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.889, 3.5 cents
  • West Coast – $4.025 up 4 cents
  • West Coast less California – $3.93, up 4.7 cents
  • California – $4.104, up 3.1 cents

ProMiles, the software company that maintains the websites ProMiles.com and TruckMiles.com, listed the daily average price for Monday at $3.918, an increase of about four cents over last week. Truckers in Connecticut pay an average of $4.336 per gallon, the highest in the nation. Truckers in Oregon are paying only $3.649 per gallon, according to the site.

In separate energy news, according to the New York Mercantile Exchange, light sweet crude was trading at $99.18 on Monday afternoon. The price of Brent crude oil was listed at $111.05, according to Bloomberg.

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