Fuel average down slightly to $3.862

| Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The national average price for on-highway diesel dropped six-tenths of a cent for the week ending Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. The U.S. Energy Information Administration posted this week’s average at $3.862.

Fuel averages in the West have gone up in the past week, while averages east of the Rockies generally decreased by 1 cent or less.

The following list sheds more light on the week’s activity, according to the EIA’s report:

U.S. – $3.862, down six-tenths of a cent
East Coast – $3.879, down seven-tenths of a cent
New England – $3.985, down nine-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $3.985, down two-tenths of a cent
Lower Atlantic – $3.825, down eight-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $3.841, down 1.1 cents
Gulf Coast – $3.790, down 1 cent
Rocky Mountain – $3.903, up 1.3 cents
West Coast – $3.984, up three-tenths of a cent
California – $4.067, up nine-tenths of a cent

Tracking site ProMiles reported the daily fuel average at $3.881 per gallon including taxes on Tuesday, down six-tenths of a cent overnight.

In separate energy news, oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange were making gains on Tuesday. Futures for light sweet crude were trading at just above $89 per barrel at midday, up about 90 cents from Monday trading.

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