Average price of gallon of diesel drops another 3.5 cents to $3.013

The average on highway price for a gallon of diesel is now only 1.7 cents a gallon higher than one year ago. (The Trucker file photo)

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel dropped another 3.5 cents to $3.013 for the week ending January 7, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

It is the 12th consecutive week of a decline.

If the price next week goes down an amount similar the past weeks, the price would dip below the $3 mark for the first time since the week ending March 19 when the price was $2.972 a gallon.

The price for the week ending January 7 is only 1.7 cents a gallon higher than the comparable week in 2018.

As in the most recent weeks, all regions of the country showed a decline led by a 6.6 cent a gallon decline on the West Coast minus California and a 4.5 cent a gallon decline in the Rocky Mountain states.

Both the Central Atlantic and Lower Atlantic states posted declines of 4.4 cents a gallon.

For a complete list of prices by region for the past three weeks, click here.


For over 30 years, the objective of The Trucker editorial team has been to produce content focused on truck drivers that is relevant, objective and engaging. After reading this article, feel free to leave a comment about this article or the topics covered in this article for the author or the other readers to enjoy. Let them know what you think! We always enjoy hearing from our readers.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here