Diesel prices drop 1.3 cents, down 15.3 cents from a year ago

| Monday, November 04, 2013

The national average price for on-highway diesel fell 1.3 cents to $3.857 per gallon from a week ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 4.

The EIA reports that the national average price for fuel has dropped 15.3 cents per gallon from a year ago. 

Diesel prices dropped again in all 10 regions in the U.S., according to the EIA. While the California region posted the largest average decrease at 2.5 cents per gallon, fuel prices remain the highest of all 10 regions at 4.092 per gallon. The Gulf Coast region reported the lowest price for fuel at $3.769, down 1.4 cents from the prior week.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:

  • U.S. – $3.857, down 1.3 cents
  • East Coast – $3.878, down 1.1 cents
  • New England – $4.008, down 1.2 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $3.938, down 1.3 cent
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.808, down 1 cent
  • Midwest – $3.826, down 1.1 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.769, down 1.4 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.857, down .08 cents
  • West Coast – $4.015, down 2.1 cents
  • West Coast less California – $3.923, down 1.8 cents
  • California – $4.092, down 2.5 cents


ProMiles, which tracks prices daily, showed the national average at $3.851 on Monday, Nov. 4. Truckers in Connecticut were paying an average of $4.363 per gallon, the highest in the nation, while those fueling up in Missouri paid $3.599 on average.

In separate energy news, according to the New York Mercantile Exchange, light sweet crude was trading at $94.49 as of midday on Monday.

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