The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the U.S. is down only slightly from a week ago, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.
Though down a fifth of a cent from a week ago, according to the EIA’s Monday, April 1, report, the price is 3.6 cents higher than a year ago.
The largest regional average price increase was in the Rocky Mountain region. The 3.3-cent increase recorded Monday offsets the 3-cent decrease recorded a week ago.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA for Monday:
- U.S. – $3.078, down one-fifth of a cent.
- East Coast – $3.127, down a half cent.
- New England – $3.196, up 1.8 cents.
- Central Atlantic – $3.309, down one-tenth of a cent.
- Lower Atlantic – $2.9915, down two-fifths of a cent.
- Midwest – $2.984, down nine-tenths of a cent.
- Gulf Coast – $2.872, down two-fifths of a cent.
- Rocky Mountain – $3.007, up 3.3 cents.
- West Coast – $3.541, up 1.5 cents.
- West Coast without California – $3.153, down three-tenths of a cent.
- California – $3.849, up 3 cents.
ProMiles reports little change in the national average U.S. retail price for diesel fuel on Monday, April 1, from a week before.
Despite that, the Rocky Mountain region’s average price increased 3.7 cents and California’s average price went up 3.8 cents.
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. – $2.991, up one-tenth of a cent.
- East Coast – $3.088, down one-fifth of a cent.
- New England – $3.158, up one-fifth of a cent.
- Central Atlantic – $3.281, down four-fifths of a cent.
- Lower Atlantic – $2.973, up one-fifth of a cent.
- Midwest – $2.951, down three-tenths of a cent.
- Gulf Coast – $2.871, down one-tenth of a cent.
- Rocky Mountain – $2.975, up 3.7 cents.
- West Coast – $3.348, up 2.6 cents.
- West Coast less California – $3.07, up 1.1 cents.
- California – $3.728, up 3.8 cents.
Click here to view ProMiles fuel data averaged by state.
AAA reported a national average price per gallon for diesel fuel at $3.028 for Monday, April 1.
A week previous, the price was $3.021.
A month previous, AAA reported $2.987 per gallon of diesel fuel and a year ago $2.969 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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