U.S. Diesel Fuel Price Rises 


The U.S. average retail price for a gallon of diesel inched up from a week ago, according to the weekly report issued for Monday, Oct. 14, by the Energy Information Administration. On highway fuel prices average $3.051 nationally, up .004 cents per gallon from the week before.

Increases were reported for every region except New England, where the average sank a half cent, and the Midwest, where the average price did not change.

The largest regional average increase was in the West Coast region without California, where the price went up 2.5 cents.

The U.S. average diesel price is 34.3 cents lower than reported one year ago, according to the EIA.

In the report from Monday, Oct. 7, the EIA reported that the U.S. average diesel price for a gallon of diesel dropped nearly 2 more cent from a week before.

Following are the U.S. average retail prices for diesel fuel by region as reported by the EIA for Monday, Oct. 14:

  • U.S. – $3.051, up two-fifths of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.044, up three-tenths of a cent.
  • New England – $3.042, down a half cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.227, up three-tenths of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.92, up a half cent.
  • Midwest – $2.967, no change.
  • Gulf Coast – $2.805, up one-tenth of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.041, up 1.9 cents.
  • West Coast – $3.653, up 1.1 cents.
  • West Coast without California – $3.24, up 2.5 cents.
  • California – $3.982, up one-tenth of a cent.

Source:  EIA The