Diesel prices down at least 2.5 cents to $3.832

By Land Line staff | 11/12/2013

The national average price for on-highway diesel fell another 2.4 cents to $3.832 per gallon from a week ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The EIA reports that the national average price for fuel has dropped nearly 15 cents per gallon from a year ago. The agency usually posts its numbers on the first Monday of every week, but this week’s report was delayed due to Veterans Day.

Diesel prices dropped again in all 10 regions in the U.S., according to the EIA. While the West Coast less California region posted the largest average decrease at 4.2 cents per gallon, fuel prices remain the highest of all 10 regions in California at 4.055 per gallon. The Gulf Coast region reported the lowest price for fuel at $3.752, down 1.7 cents from the prior week.

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

  • U.S. – $3.8327, down 2.5 cents
  • East Coast – $3.855, down 2.3 cents
  • New England – $3.991, down 1.7 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $3.903, down 3.5 cent
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.793, down 1.5 cent
  • Midwest – $3.798, down 2.8 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.752, down 1.7 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.836, down 2.1 cents
  • West Coast – $3.976, down 3.9 cents
  • West Coast less California – $3.881, down 4.2 cents
  • California – $4.055, down 3.7 cents

ProMiles, which tracks prices daily, showed the national average at $3.818 on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Truckers in Connecticut were paying an average of $4.265 per gallon, the highest in the nation, while those fueling up in Missouri paid $3.568 on average.

Since the government shutdown, ProMiles has also been publishing its own weekly database of diesel fuel prices, drawing from its network of thousands of fueling stations nationwide.

According to the ProMiles data, the national average price of diesel fuel is down to $3.775, as of Nov. 11.

In separate energy news, according to the New York Mercantile Exchange, light sweet crude was trading at $93.16 on Tuesday. The price of Brent crude oil was listed at $106.16, according to Bloomberg.

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