Average price of diesel remains below $4 mark

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Monday, December 17, 2012

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel at $3.945, a decrease of 4.6 cents from last Monday and 11.7 cents higher than the same week last year.

The Gulf Coast region reported the lowest diesel prices at $3.847, while the New England region was highest at $4.155. The Rocky Mountain region was the only area of the country to report prices below the same week last year, at 4.7 cents less.

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

  • U.S. – $3.945, down 4.6 cents
  • East Coast – $4.027, down 4.2 cents
  • New England – $4.155, down 2 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $4.134, down 4 cents
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.923, down 4.7 cents
  • Midwest – $3.918, down 5.9 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.847, down 2.7 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.866, down 7.2 cents
  • West Coast – $3.997, down 4.5 cents
  • West Coast less California – $3.933, down 4.9 cents
  • California – $4.051, down 4.2 cents


ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel prices at $3.942, a decrease of four-tenths a cent from Sunday and 5.8 cents above this past Monday.

In separate energy news, midday trading in New York showed light sweet crude oil prices at $87.37, an increase of 64 cents over Friday and $1.54 over the previous Monday. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.

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