Diesel average price hits lowest point since August

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | 1/7/2013

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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