Diesel prices drop below $4 again

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Monday, December 10, 2012

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel at $3.991 for the week ending Dec. 10, a decline of 3.6 cents from the week before and up 9.7 cents more than the same week in 2011.

The West Coast region less California saw the largest drop at 6.4 cents, although the Gulf Coast reported the lowest overall price at $3.874. The Central Atlantic region saw the highest diesel prices at $4.174.

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

  • U.S. – $3.991, down 3.6 cents
  • East Coast – $4.069, down 2.7 cents
  • New England – $4.175, down 4.6 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $4.174, down 2.8 cents
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.970, down 2.4 cents
  • Midwest – $3.977, down 3.7 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.874, down 2.7 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.938, down 5.1 cents
  • West Coast – $4.042, down 5.5 cents
  • West Coast less California – $3.982, down 6.4 cents
  • California – $4.093, down 4.6 cents


ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel prices at $3.884, nine-tenths a cent below Sunday and 14.3 cents less than this past Monday.

Connecticut prices remain highest at $4.479 and Missouri the lowest at $3.729.

In separate energy news, midday trading in New York showed light sweet crude oil prices at $85.83, 10 cents less than Friday and $3.24 less than the previous Monday. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.

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