Average price of diesel hits lowest in nearly five months

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | 12/26/2012

The average price of diesel is at its lowest since the week ending Aug. 6.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel at $3.923 for the week ending Dec. 24, a decrease of 2.2 cents over the previous week and 13.2 cents higher than the same week last year.

The Rocky Mountain region saw a 7.5 cent drop and the lowest prices nationwide at $3.791, with the New England region remaining the highest at $4.153.

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

  • U.S. –  $3.923, down 2.2 cents
  • East Coast – $4.006, down 2.1 cents
  • New England – $4.153, down two-tenths cent
  • Central Atlantic – $4.112, down 2.2 cents
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.899, down 2.4 cents
  • Midwest – $3.893, down 2.5 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.833, down 1.4 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.791, down 7.5 cents
  • West Coast – $3.989, down eight-tenths cent
  • West Coast less California – $3.915, down 1.8 cents
  • California – $4.052, up one-tenth cent


ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel prices at $3.901   on Dec. 26, down four-tenths of a cent from Monday.

In separate energy news, midday trading in New York showed light sweet crude oil prices at $91.02, an increase of $2.41 over this Monday and $3.65 over the previous Monday. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.

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