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Diesel prices slip 1.7 cents

Sept. 14, 2015
After rising 2 cents last week to end a summer-long slide, diesel prices now have declined—slightly—in every region of the country.

After rising 2 cents last week to end a summer-long slide, diesel prices now have declined—slightly—in every region of the country.

The average U.S. retail pump price for diesel was down 1.7 cents in the Sept. 14 report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to $2.517 per gallon. That’s still running at fuel price levels last seen in 2009 and it’s about $1.29 per gallon cheaper than this time last year.

The largest decline was on the Gulf Coast, which was down a modest 2.3 cents to $2.362, the lowest price for a gallon of diesel in the nation.

The Central and Lower Atlantic regions saw the only other declines of 2 cents of more, down 2.2 cents to $2.694 and 2.1 cents to $2.468, respectively.

On the West Coast, not including California, diesel prices fell 1.9 cents to $2.571. In California, which has the highest price in the contiguous 48 states at $2.863 per gallon, the price slipped 0.9 cents.

The price was down 1.2 cents in the Midwest, coming in at $2.471. The Rocky Mountain region posted a 1.3 cent drop, to $2.554.

About the Author

Kevin Jones | Editor

Kevin has served as editor-in-chief of Trailer/Body Builders magazine since 2017—just the third editor in the magazine’s 60 years. He is also editorial director for Endeavor Business Media’s Commercial Vehicle group, which includes FleetOwner, Bulk Transporter, Refrigerated Transporter, American Trucker, and Fleet Maintenance magazines and websites.

Working from Little Rock, Kevin has covered trucking and manufacturing for 15 years. His writing and commentary about the trucking industry and, previously, business and government, has been recognized with numerous state, regional, and national journalism awards.

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