Diesel prices take a dive

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Monday, October 29, 2012

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel for the week ending Oct. 29 at $4.03, a drop of 8.6 cents over last week. Although still 13.8 cents higher than the same week last year, the gap in prices over last year was less compared with last week’s 29.1 cent difference.

Diesel prices plummeted 11.7 cents in the Midwest and California, making the Midwest the lowest region for fuel at $3.984 and California the highest at $4.268.

The price of diesel as reported by EIA for each region is as follows:

  • U.S. – $4.030, down 8.6 cents
  • East Coast – $4.036, down 7.2 cents
  • New England – $4.205, down 3.8 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $4.149, down 5.4 cents
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.921, down 9 cents
  • Midwest – $3.984, down 11.7 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.945, down 5.4 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $4.195, down 4.8 cents
  • West Coast – $4.187, down 11.1 cents
  • West Coast less California – $4.092, down 10.3 cents
  • California – $4.268, down 11.7 cents


ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel prices at $4.054 on Monday, four-tenths of a cent lower than Sunday and 7.7 cents below this past Monday.

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