Diesel prices haven’t seen lower numbers since Aug. 6, a full five months ago. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel at $3.911, a decrease of seven-tenths over this past Monday and 8.3 cents above the same week last year.
The Rocky Mountain region continues to see the lowest price nationwide at $3.688 and the New England region maintains its position as the highest at $4.153.
The price of diesel as reported by EIA for each region is as follows:
- U.S. – $3.911, down seven-tenths cent
- East Coast – $4.006, no change
- New England – $4.153, down one-tenth cent
- Central Atlantic – $4.107, up two-tenths cent
- Lower Atlantic – $3.902, down two-tenths cent
- Midwest – $3.870, down 1.5 cents
- Gulf Coast – $3.837, up seven-tenths cent
- Rocky Mountain – $3.688, down 5.8 cents
- West Coast – $3.988, down three-tenths cent
- West Coast less California – $3.918, down 1 cent
- California – $4.048, up three-tenths cent
ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel prices at $3.898, down a tenth-cent over Sunday and a decrease of a penny from this past Wednesday.
In separate energy news, midday trading in New York showed light sweet crude oil prices at $93.15, an increase of 21 cents over Wednesday. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.
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