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Diesel Prices Continue in a Downward Direction

May 1, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, News

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update released this week shows diesel prices continue a downward pattern, with U.S. prices averaging $3.851 per gallon — 3.6 cents less than last week and 22 cents less expensive than a year ago.

Not surprising, the highest diesel prices remain in California where a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel averaged 4.047, 3.2 cents less than last week and almost 35 cents less than a year ago.

The Gulf Coast boasted the best prices, with a gallon of diesel selling for an average $3.757, about 10 cents cheaper than just two weeks ago.

In other regions of the country, average diesel prices included:

  • East Coast: 3.886 this week, 3.924 last week
  • New England: 3.993 this week, 4.027 last week
  • Central Atlantic: 3.934 this week, 3.982 last week
  • Lower Atlantic: 3.831 this week, 3.862 last week
  • Midwest: 3.839 this week, 3.868 last week
  • Rocky Mountains: 3.810 this week, 3.846 last week.