Diesel price unchanged according to DOE, ProMiles shows small decline

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10:21:13 fuelThe national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change from the prior week in the week ended Monday, Oct. 21., remaining at $3.886, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The ProMiles Fuel Surcharge Index, however, reported the national average price to be $3.828 in the week ended Oct. 21, down six-tenths of a cent from the prior week. ProMiles collects at-pump prices from thousands of truck stops nationwide.

The EIA also reported an unchanged week-to-week price in the week ended Sept. 9, which was the first since November 2010.

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This week’s EIA price is down 23 cents from the same week in 2012, and ends a five-week string of drops, in which the national average price of diesel dropped 9.5 cents.

ProMiles, however, has reported seven consecutive weekly drops in the per-gallon price of on-highway diesel, in which diesel has dropped 11 cents.

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Regionally, California still has the nation’s highest diesel, $4.129 a gallon, and the Gulf Coast region has the country’s cheapest, $3.80, according to EIA.

Prices in all regions remain considerably lower than the same week in 2012, led by a 36.8-cent difference in the Rocky Mountain region, according to EIA data. The smallest year-over-year difference is in the Lower Atlantic region, which is 17.1 cents lower than the same week in 2012.

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