Average price for diesel remains steady from last week

By Land Line staff | 2/4/2019

The U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel as reported by the federal Energy Information Administration fuel remained virtually the same as reported a week ago.

On Monday, Feb. 4, the EIA reported the average price for a gallon of diesel across the U.S. was one-tenth of a cent higher than as last Monday. The price is 12 cents lower than the price one year ago.

The Midwest was the one region where a price increase was recorded by the EIA. There, the average price for a gallon of diesel went up 3.3 cents.

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

  • U.S. – $2.966, up one-tenth of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.038, down 1.2 cents.
  • New England – $3.176, down 1.2 cents.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.227, down 1 cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.879, down 1.4 cents.
  • Midwest – $2.839, up 3.3 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.779, down 1 cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.883, down 2.8 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.435, down 1.3 cents.
  • West Coast without California – $3.087, down 1.2 cents.
  • California – $3.711, down 1.5 cents.

Map showing regional diesel fuel prices

ProMiles reports national average U.S. retail price for diesel on Monday, Feb. 4, rising not quite a penny from a week before.

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.
A year ago, the U.S. average price was 17.4 cents higher, according to ProMiles data.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the ProMiles.com:

  • U.S. – $2.864, up nine-tenths of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.007, up seven-tenths of a cent.
  • New England – $3.162, down two-fifths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.226, up two-fifths of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.875, up four-fifths of a cent.
  • Midwest – $2.785, up 2.2 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.764, down three-fifths of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.894, down 2.2 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.251, down 1.3 cents.
  • West Coast less California – $3.03, down four-fifths of a cent.
  • California – $3.612, down 1.5 cents.

AAA reports a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $2.917 for Monday, Feb. 4.

A week previous, the price was $2.919.

A month previous, AAA reported $2.976 per gallon of diesel fuel and a year ago $2.997 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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