Diesel Price Drops 4.6¢ but Remains Above $4

Decrease Takes Cost Down to $4.015
Truck at a Love's Travel Stop
Gas and diesel prices are displayed at a Love’s Travel Plaza in St. Charles, Minn., on April 13. (Gary Kicinski/Transport Topics)

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The national average diesel price slid 4.6 cents to $4.015 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released April 15.

Diesel was last below $4 a gallon April 1, when a 3.8-cent decline dropped the average price from $4.034 to $3.996.


  • The average diesel price went down in nine of the 10 regions in EIA’s weekly survey, the exception being a gain of sixth-tenths of a cent in New England. The biggest decrease was 6.3 cents in the Lower Atlantic.
  • A gallon of diesel now costs 10.1 cents less on average than at this time in 2023.
  • The average diesel price in the Lower Atlantic, Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions dropped to below $4 a gallon with their respective declines.
  • The national average price for a gallon of gasoline bumped up 3.7 cents to $3.628. That's 3.5 cents less than it cost at this time a year ago.

U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices

EIA regional fuel chart


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