Diesel prices continue to decrease

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Monday, November 19, 2012

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel at $3.976, down four-tenths cent from a week ago and 3.4 cents below the same week last year.

Diesel prices in the New England region were highest at $4.197, while the Gulf Coast region saw the lowest price per gallon at $3.865.

The price of diesel for the week ending Nov. 19 as reported by EIA for each region is as follows:

  • U.S. – $3.976, down four-tenths cent
  • East Coast – $4.052, up 1.5 cents
  • New England – $4.197, down one-tenth cent
  • Central Atlantic – $4.171, up six-tenths cent
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.935, up 2.3 cents
  • Midwest – $3.909, up one-tenth cent
  • Gulf Coast – $3.865, down 1 cent
  • Rocky Mountain – $4.059, down 4.5 cents
  • West Coast – $4.094, down 3.7 cents
  • West Coast less California – $4.038, down 6 cents
  • California – $4.142, down 1.8 cents


ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel prices at $3.995, an increase of two-tenths cent over Sunday and six-tenths cent above this past Monday. West Virginia saw the highest increase at 4.9 cents, although Connecticut diesel prices came in the highest at $4.489. That tops Missouri by 77.5 cents, which was lowest at $3.714.

In separate energy news, midday trading in New York showed light sweet crude oil prices at $89.73, a boost of $2.81 over Friday and $4.44 above the previous Monday. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.

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