Weekly On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices

internal.agtransport.usda.gov | Last Updated 7 Apr 2020

Weekly on-highway diesel prices (dollars per gallon) from the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration. This data includes the average diesel fuel price for the U.S. and five Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts (PADDs) (including PADD subcomponents). There are ten variables in total: "U.S."; "East Coast" (PADD1), broken out further by "New England" (PADD1A), "Central Atlantic" (PADD1B), and "Lower Atlantic" (PADD1C); "Midwest" (PADD2); "Gulf Coast" (PADD3); "Rocky Mountain" (PADD4); and "West Coast" (PADD5), broken out further by "West Coast excluding California" and "California." See link below for the states included in each region.

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This dataset has the following 6 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Datedatecalendar_dateWeek ending date (Mondays), ranging from 1994 to the present.
WeekweeknumberWeek number calculated from the reported week ending date (Date field). Week 1 is the first week of the year with a week ending date falling on or after January 4. In other words, it is the first reported week of data which includes four days in the new year. Values range from 1 to 52 or 53, depending on the year.
MonthmonthnumberMonth number calculated from the reported week ending date (Date field). Week ending dates falling before the fourth day of the month are assigned to the previous month. For example, a week ending date falling on February 1st, 2nd, or 3rd would correspond to “1” (January), since there are less than four days in the reported week that fall in February. Values range from 1 through 12, where 1 refers to January, 2 to February, etc.
YearyearnumberYear number calculated from the reported week ending date (Date field). Week ending dates falling on or after January 4 correspond to the calendar year of the reported week. Week ending dates falling on or before January 3 correspond to the previous calendar year. For example, a week ending date falling on January 2, 2018 would be “2017.” Values range from 1994 to the present.
RegionregiontextRegion as identified by the Energy Information Administration. Includes U.S.; East Coast (plus a further breakout: New England, Central Atlantic, Lower Atlantic); Midwest; Gulf Coast; Rocky Mountain; West Coast (plus a further breakout: West California less California, California).
Diesel Pricediesel_pricenumberAverage regional diesel fuel price (in dollars per gallon).