Checking the government’s on-highway diesel fuel prices has become a happy habit for trucking fleets these past few months, with prices continuing their downward slide.
And last week’s list didn’t disappoint, showing prices dropping an average of 33 cents per gallon, with some regions declining by as much as 4.4 cents per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). That average is 21.6 cents per gallon than a year ago at this time.
The California regions showed the sharpest weekly dip, with prices dropping from $3.797 to $3.753 per gallon. Truck drivers refueling in the Midwest states also saw prices drop 4.3 cents per gallon — from $3.786 to $3.743.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Nov. 24:
- East Coast: $3.542 last week, $3.520 this week
- New England: $3.633 last week, $3.605 this week
- Central Atlantic: $3.612 last week, $3.598 this week
- Lower Atlantic: $3.469 last week, $3.441 this week
- Midwest: $3.786 last week, $3.743 this week
- Gulf Coast: $3.542 last week, $3.511 this week
- Rocky Mountains: $3.767 last week, $3.740 this week
- California: $3.797 last week, $3.753 this week.