Diesel averages $4.148, up six-tenths of a cent

By Land Line staff | 4/9/2012

The national average price for on-highway diesel increased six-tenths of a cent for the week ending Monday, April 9. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported the weekly average at $4.148 per gallon, not far from where it’s been the past three weeks.

West Coast and California prices continued to ease this past week, with California now down to $4.44 per gallon. Prices in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and New England regions were up more than a cent for the week.

Following are the regional average prices for diesel as reported by the EIA:

  • U.S. – $4.148, up six-tenths of a cent
  • East Coast – $4.190, unchanged
  • New England – $4.278, up 1.6 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $4.282, up two-tenths of a cent
  • Lower Atlantic – $4.106, down three-tenths of a cent
  • Midwest – $4.063, up 1.3 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $4.063, up 1.4 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $4.129, up four-tenths of a cent
  • West Coast – $4.411, down nine-tenths of a cent
  • California – $4.440, down 1.6 cents

ProMiles, which conducts a daily survey of the Lower 48 states, reported the national average at $4.151 on Monday, down four-tenths of a cent overnight.

Topping the ProMiles list was Washington state at $4.557 per gallon including state and federal taxes. That was about a dime ahead of California and Connecticut, the next highest in the survey.

The cheapest fuel, according to the ProMiles site, was Indiana at $3.913 followed by Missouri at $3.929 per gallon including taxes.

Light sweet crude oil, the type most associated with diesel and gasoline refining, was trading at $102.47 a barrel Monday in New York, down 83 cents. In Europe, crude was trading at $121, down $2 a barrel on news of weak U.S. jobs growth and easing fears about Iran’s nuclear program, according to analysts at Reuters.