Diesel fuel prices creep up again this week

By Land Line staff | 3/4/2019

Again, the average price for a gallon of diesel fuel inched from a week ago, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.

On Monday, March 4, the EIA reported the U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel fuel was 2.8 cents higher than a week previous.

The average price in the Midwest was 4.5 cents higher than the week previous, which was 6.5 cents higher than the week before that. For each week, the increase in the average price in the Midwest was the largest increase among the regions reported by the EIA.

Monday’s average price 8.4 cents higher than one year ago.

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

  • U.S. – $3.076, up 2.8 cents
  • East Coast – $3.119, up 2.5 cents.
  • New England – $3.177, up three-fifths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.301, up 1.5 cents.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.985, up 3.6 cents.
  • Midwest – $3.014, up 4.5 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.87 up 2.1 cents.
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.939, up 2.6 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.503, up 1cent.
  • West Coast without California – $3.155, up 1.4 cents.
  • California – $3.779, up seven-tenths of a cent.

ProMiles reports the national average U.S. retail price for diesel on Monday, March 4, surged 3.8 cents per gallon.

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.

The largest regional increase was in the Midwest, where the price went up 4.5 cents.

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

  • U.S. – $2.97, up 3.8 cents.
  • East Coast – $3.087, up 2.4 cents.
  • New England – $3.152, up 1.1 cents.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.301, up 1.8 cents.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.967, up 2.9 cents.
  • Midwest – $2.027, up 4.5 cents.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.861, up 3.7 cents.
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.911, up 2.3 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.215, up 3.9 cents.
  • West Coast less California – $3.063, up 2.5 cents.
  • California – $3.711, up 3.9 cents.


Click here to view ProMiles fuel data averaged by state.

AAA reported a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $2.994 for Monday, March 4.

A week previous, the price was $2.971.

A month previous, AAA reported $2.917 per gallon of diesel fuel and a year ago $2.948 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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