National diesel average up slightly to $3.85

By Land Line staff | Monday, January 30, 2012

The national average price for on-highway diesel increased two-tenths of a cent to $3.85 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Jan. 30. Changes to the average have been relatively flat of late according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Fuel prices trended upward in the East Coast and Atlantic-based regions, while the Midwest and further west saw average prices on a slight decline for the week. Following are the average prices by region according to the EIA.

U.S. – $3.850, up two-tenths of a cent
East Coast – $3.945, up seven-tenths of a cent
New England – $4.088, up 1.1 cents
Central Atlantic – $4.040, up 1 cent
Lower Atlantic – $3.848, up half a cent
Midwest – $3.734, down two-tenths of a cent
Gulf Coast – $3.776, up two-tenths of a cent
Rocky Mountain – $3.816, down one-tenth of a cent
West Coast – $4.033, down four-tenths of a cent
California – $4.120, down one-tenth of a cent

ProMiles, which tracks prices on a daily basis by state, showed the national average at $3.844 on Monday following an increase of six-tenths of a cent from the previous day’s posting.

Connecticut topped the list once again with a tax-included average of $4.164, followed by Maine at $4.143. The cheapest tax-included average belonged to Indiana at $3.533 per gallon.

In other energy news, oil prices in New York started the week at under $100 per barrel. The New York Mercantile Exchange showed crude at $98.86 during midday trading on Monday.

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