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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Diesel fuel indexes differ on direction of slight price swings


By one index, the average cost of diesel fuel across the U.S. went up slightly and by another it went down.

According to the federal Energy Information Administration, the average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday, Sept. 24, was almost a half cent per gallon higher than a week previous.

However, mileage-tracking software company ProMiles reported the U.S. average being almost a half cent lower.

In addition, while ProMiles reports prices in the West Coast without California being more than 4 cents lower, the EIA reports no change.

AAA reports prices on Monday for diesel slightly lower than last Monday.

The average price per gallon for diesel fuel is 48.3 cents higher than a year ago, according to EIA data.

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

  • U.S. – $3.271, up three-tenths of a cent.
  • East Coast – $3.254, up one-fifth of a cent.
  • New England – $3.27, up three-tenths of a cent.
  • Central Atlantic – $3.416, up one-tenth of a cent.
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.136, up one-tenth of a cent.
  • Midwest – $3.218, up 1 cent.
  • Gulf Coast – $3.052 down two-fifths of a cent.
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.355, down four-fifths of a cent.
  • West Coast – $3.759, up two-fifths of a cent
  • West Coast less California – $3.473, no change
  • California – $3.986, up seven-tenths of a cent.