The U.S. average diesel fuel price decreased nearly 2 cents to $2.79 per gallon on September 18, 40 cents higher than a year ago. The Gulf Coast price fell three cents to $2.62 per gallon, the East Coast price fell nearly two cents $2.81 per gallon, the Rocky Mountain price fell over one cent to $2.81 per gallon, and the Midwest price fell one cent to $2.74 per gallon. The West Coast price increased less than one cent, remaining at $3.10 per gallon.
The U.S. average regular gasoline retail price decreased over 5 cents from the previous week to $2.63 per gallon on September 18, up 41 cents from the same time last year. The Midwest price fell nearly 10 cents to $2.45 per gallon, the East Coast price fell 4 cents to $2.69 per gallon, the Gulf Coast price fell nearly 4 cents to $2.47 per gallon, the West Coast price fell 2 cents to $3.02 per gallon, and the Rocky Mountain price fell 1 cent to $2.60 per gallon.
U.S. propane stocks decreased by 1.4 million barrels last week to 80.8 million barrels as of September 15, 2017, 20.9 million barrels (20.6%) lower than a year ago. Gulf Coast and East Coast inventories decreased by 1.8 and 0.4 million barrels, respectively, while Midwest and Rocky Mountain/West Coast inventories increased by 0.6 and 0.3 million barrels, respectively. Propylene non-fuel-use inventories represented 3.9% of total propane inventories.