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Diesel Pump Prices Continue Downward Trend in All But One Region

November 5, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News

Diesel prices at truck stops across the nation continued on a downward slope again last week, and again the Golden State was the lone exception.

The average price for a gallon of diesel dropped 1.3 cents per gallon nationwide, with California truck drivers paying an average $2.817 per gallon — up 0.4 cents per gallon over the week before.

Nationwide, last week’s average price was $1.138 less than a year ago, according to figures released by the

The price at the pump for most commercial truck drivers showed a decline last week, but for those filling up in California, the average price for a gallon of diesel increased slightly.

Nationwide, the price averaged $2.498 per gallon for diesel — down from the $2.531 price the week before. That’s 3.3 cents cheaper than the week before and $1.137 less than a year ago last week, according to figures released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The least expensive fill-ups were experienced by drivers in the Gulf Coast states, where diesel cost an average $2.290 per gallon, followed by $2.396 per gallon for those in the Lower Atlantic states.

Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, Nov. 2:

East Coast: $2.499 last week, $2.492 this week

New England: $2.553 last week, $2.546 this week

Central Atlantic: $2.642 last week, $2.604 this week

Lower Atlantic: $2.396 last week, $2.396 this week

Midwest: $2.540 last week, $2.516 this week

Gulf Coast: $2.299 last week, $2.290 this week

Rocky Mountains: $2.508 last week, $2.497 this week

California: $2.813 last week, $2.817 this week.