Diesel prices hover above $4 gallon

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Monday, December 03, 2012

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel at $4.027, down seven-tenths of a cent from a week ago and 9.6 cents above the same week last year.

The Rocky Mountain region saw the largest decrease at 6.8 cents, with an average diesel price of $3.989. Prices in the New England region rose to $4.221, an increase of 1.8 cents.

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

  • U.S. – $4.027, down seven-tenths cent
  • East Coast – $4.096, up four-tenths cent
  • New England – $4.221, up 1.8 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $4.202, down one-tenth cent
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.994, up four-tenths cent
  • Midwest – $4.014, down nine-tenths cent
  • Gulf Coast – $3.901, down one-tenth cent
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.989, down 6.8 cents
  • West Coast – $4.097, down 1.8 cents
  • West Coast less California – $4.046, down 2.4 cents
  • California – $4.139, down 1.4 cents


ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel prices at $4.028, two-tenths a cent lower than Sunday, and 2.6 cents below this past Monday. Connecticut prices remained the highest at $4.491, and Missouri again was reported the lowest at 3.801.

In separate energy news, midday trading in New York showed light sweet crude oil prices at $89.07, an increase of 16 cents over Friday and $1.37 over the previous Monday. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.

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