Diesel average down 3 cents to $3.83

| 9/19/2011

The national average price of diesel decreased 3 cents to $3.833 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The Midwest region experienced the largest decrease – 4 cents for the week. California is the only one of EIA’s nine regions with an average still above $4.

Following is a roundup of averages and activity as reported by the EIA:

U.S. – $3.833, down 2.9 cents
East Coast – $3.853, down 2.6 cents
New England – $3.983, down two-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $3.968, down 1.7 cents
Lower Atlantic – $3.792, down 3.3 cents
Midwest – $3.799, down 4.2 cents
Gulf Coast – $3.765, down 2.5 cents
Rocky Mountain – $3.892, down 1.1 cents
West Coast – $3.977, down seven-tenths of a cent
California – $4.062, down half a cent

Tracking site ProMiles reported the daily average at $3.864 per gallon on Monday, down one-tenth of a penny overnight. Seven individual states had a tax-included average above the $4 mark, with Washington state leading the way at $4.28.

Oil prices that had climbed during the past few days were headed back down on Monday. The New York Mercantile Exchange saw light sweet crude trading for just under $86 a barrel during midday trading, down about $2 a barrel.