Staying on top of average diesel prices helps fleets better budget and plan for the future.

Staying on top of average diesel prices helps fleets better budget and plan for the future. 

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National average retail diesel fuel pricing going into Spring 2023 decreased once again to $4.11 per gallon as of April 3, 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). 

This average price represents a decrease of 2 cents per gallon compared to the prior week and a drop of about $1.04 per gallon compared to one year prior. 

Digging into U.S. Regional Diesel Fuel Prices

Only the Gulf Coast saw a minor price increase (around a half-cent). The remaining U.S. regions tracked by the EIA saw a price decrease for diesel fuel week-over-week and year-over-year for another consecutive week. 

West Coast average prices have remained below the $5 per gallon mark (except for California, which still averages $5.05 per gallon of diesel, but is starting to get closer).

The most significant week-over-week decrease was seen again in the Rocky Mountain region for a third consecutive week at around 8 cents below last week. The highest year-over-year decline was seen in the Gulf Coast yet again, dipping $1.04 below the same time the previous year. As of the latest data, the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions are still the only two dipped below the $4 per gallon mark.

Current average diesel prices by region are:

  • East Coast: $4.23
  • Midwest: $3.95
  • Gulf Coast: $3.89
  • Rocky Mountain: $4.15
  • West Coast: $4.72
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