Average price of diesel hits lowest in nearly five months

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Wednesday, December 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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