Echo: Diesel prices steady through September
September saw the southeastern states in fuel crisis when a pipeline was found to be leaking fuel in Alabama. As the demand increased due to panicked drivers hearing the news, regular gasoline prices also increased across the region. However, diesel prices stayed the course, even though the spill affected diesel supplies, too.
Diesel prices this week are the same as prices were the week of the scare (Sept. 19) at an average $2.389 per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration. That is actually one cent lower than prices were the week before, and nearly two cents less than prices were at the start of September.
Prices are about 10 cents less than prices were last year this first week of October. Last year, diesel prices spiked in mid-October, before falling just in time for Election Day in November.
For more information, visit the EIA’s website.