Diesel average exceeds $4 again

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Monday, November 26, 2012

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel at $4.034, a rise of 5.8 cents from a week ago and 7 cents over the same week last year.

Although the Midwest region saw a spike of 11.4 cents for the week ending Nov. 26, the New England and Central Atlantic regions reported the highest price per gallon at $4.203. The Lower Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions remain below the $4 mark at $3.990 and $3.902, respectively.

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

  • U.S. – $4.034, up 5.8 cents
  • East Coast – $4.092, up 4 cents
  • New England – $4.203, up six-tenths cent
  • Central Atlantic – $4.203, up 3.2 cents
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.990, up 5.5 cents
  • Midwest – $4.023, up 11.4 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.902, up 3.7 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $4.057, down two-tenths cent
  • West Coast – $4.115, up 2.1 cents
  • West Coast less California – $4.070, up 3.2 cents
  • California – $4.153, up 1.1 cents


ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel prices at $4.054, 1 cent lower than Sunday and 5.9 cents above this past Monday. Connecticut again saw the highest price nationally at $4.499, and Missouri checked in lowest again at $3.805.

In separate energy news, midday trading in New York showed light sweet crude oil prices at $87.70, a drop of 58 cents from Friday and $2.03 below the previous Monday. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.

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