National average of diesel fuel remains flat at $3.98

By Land Line staff | 9/9/2013

The national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel remains unchanged after jumping 7 cents the previous week, according to figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Prices at the pump remain $3.981 nationally, but are roughly 15 cents below the national average from a year ago.

The EIA reported price increases in 6 of the 10 regions of the country. Four regions saw prices dip by an average of a penny or less.

Following are the weekly average prices for on-highway diesel as reported by the EIA:

U.S. – $3.981, unchanged
East Coast – $3.988, down five-tenths of a cent
New England – $4.091, up four-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $4.056, up one-tenth of a cent
Lower Atlantic – $3.917, down 1.3 cents
Midwest – $3.964, down three-tenths of a cent
Gulf Coast – $3.898, up one-tenth of a cent
Rocky Mountain – $3.934, down three-tenths of a cent
West Coast – $4.142, up 1.4 cents
California – $4.225, up 1.5 cents
West Coast less California – $4.045, up 1.3 cents

ProMiles, which surveys 9,400 fuel stops, reported the daily national average at $3.977cents on Monday, Sept. 9.

Truckers in 19 states are paying an average of more than $4 per gallon for fuel. Truckers fueling up in Connecticut are paying an average price of $4.411 per gallon, according to ProMiles, the highest average price in the lower 48 states. Virginia truck drivers are paying the lowest prices at $3.796 per gallon.

In other energy news, the price of light sweet crude oil remains above $100 per barrel, closing at $108.93 following midday trading Monday according to the New York Mercantile Exchange. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.

In Europe, the price of Brent crude was listed at $113.14, according to Bloomberg.