Fuel Smarts

Diesel Prices Decline Further

September 21, 2015

Photo: Jim Park
Photo: Jim Park

The prices of diesel and gasoline fuel dropped further for the week amid a volatile crude oil market, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

The national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped 2.4 cents last week to settle at a price of $2.493. The price is down $1.285 per gallon compared to a year ago.

Source: EIA
Source: EIA

Prices were down across the U.S., when broken down by region, with the largest decrease coming to New England with a 4-cent decrease. The smallest decrease was in California with a 1.5-cent drop.

The national average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was also down last week – dropping 4.8 cents and settling at $2.327 per gallon.  The price is $1.026 per gallon cheaper than this same week last year.

The largest drop in gas prices came to the West Coast region with an 8.1-cent decrease. The smallest decrease in prices occurred in the Midwest region with a 0.9-cent drop.

Crude oil prices were up as much as 3% on Monday as a result of rising concerns that oil production would get too low by the end of the year. For a more in-depth look at the crude oil market check-out our earlier story.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Recent Topics

How many different types of antifreeze do you stock? I’m curious to know what others are doing to deal with the numerous specifications...

View Topic

We are in process of auditing different departments for underutilized vehicles and have already come across vehicles that we need to...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1117 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Patsy Brownson is a fleet professional who retired from Cox Enterprises, Inc. in 2008.

Read more