Although the federal Energy Information Administration weekly report on diesel fuel prices was delayed today because of Columbus Day, Promiles.com and AAA each reported significant increases from last Monday.
ProMiles reports national average retail price for diesel on Monday being up 7.2 cents from the week previous.
Increases were recorded for every region, from 4.6 cents higher than last Monday in New England to 9.2 cents in West Coast states excluding California.
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.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the ProMiles.com:
- U.S. – $3.314, up 7.2 cents.
- East Coast – $3.339, up 7.1 cents.
- New England – $3.297, up 4.6 cents.
- Central Atlantic – $3.535, up 7.6 cents.
- Lower Atlantic – $3.235, up 7.1 cents.
- Midwest – $3.309, up 7.7 cents.
- Gulf Coast – $3.164, up 6.8 cents.
- Rocky Mountain – $3.384, up 2.8 cents.
- West Coast – $3.755, up 8.6 cents.
- West Coast less California, $3.502, up 9.2 cents.
- California, $4.067, up 6.5 cents.
AAA reports a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $3.276 for Monday, Oct. 8.
A week previous, the price was 6.6 cents lower: $3.21.
A month previous, AAA reported $3.178 per gallon and a year ago $2.73 per gallon.
The highest recorded average price for diesel was $4.845 per gallon on July 17, 2008, according to AAA.
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