Diesel average continues downward trend

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Monday, January 14, 2013

Diesel prices continue to drop to their lowest point since Aug. 6, 2012. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel at $3.894, a decrease of 1.7 cents over this past Monday and four cents above the same week last year.

Diesel prices in the New England region were highest nationwide at $4.168, and prices in the Rocky Mountain region were the lowest at $3.661.

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

  • U.S. – $3.894, down 1.7 cents
  • East Coast – $4.002, down four-tenths cent
  • New England – $4.168, up 1.5 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $4.094, down 1.3 cents
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.901, down one-tenth cent
  • Midwest – $3.834, down 3.6 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.824, down 1.3 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.661, down 2.7 cents
  • West Coast – $3.988, no change
  • West Coast less California – $3.90, down 1.8 cents
  • California – $4.063, up 1.5 cents


ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel prices at $3.792, a drop of eight-tenths a cent from Sunday and 10.6 cents below this past Monday.

In separate energy news, midday trading in New York showed light sweet crude oil prices at $94.16, an increase of $1.01 over a week ago. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.

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