Yesterday’s DOE Retail Fuel Report reflected an increase in diesel prices across the board. As seen on the graph below, the U.S. national average for on-highway diesel fuel prices rose $.012 to $3.915 during the week ending July 29th. On a regional basis, the biggest contributor to the increase in the national average was the Rocky Mountain Region (PADD4), which increased $.047, followed by the East Coast’s $.012 (PADD 1B rose $.022), the Midwest and West Coast’s $.011 increase, and the Gulf Coast’s $.004 increase.
As seen on the graph below, the increase in diesel fuel prices pulls the 2013 price trend further away from the 5-year average and closer to the upper range of the 5-year range. With that said, diesel prices remain comfortably within the 5-year range so far.
The following heat map reflects the diesel fuel and gasoline price variance between PADDs. To stay updated with weekly price changes, you can visit http://www.fuelsnews.com/retail-fuel-prices-by-state/.