The U.S. average diesel fuel price decreased nearly 2 cents to $3.14 per gallon on April 5, 60 cents higher than a year ago. The Gulf Coast and Midwest prices each decreased more than 2 cents to $2.93 per gallon and $3.08 per gallon, respectively, the East Coast and Rocky Mountains prices each decreased nearly 2 cents to $3.11 per gallon and $3.28 per gallon, respectively, and the West Coast price decreased nearly 1 cent to $3.65 per gallon.
The U.S. average regular gasoline retail price increased nearly 1 cent to $2.86 per gallon on April 5, 93 cents higher than the same time last year. The Midwest price increased nearly 4 cents to $2.78 per gallon, and the West Coast price increased more than 1 cent to $3.49 per gallon. The Rocky Mountain price was unchanged at $2.95 per gallon. The East Coast price decreased more than 1 cent to $2.77 per gallon, and the Gulf Coast price decreased nearly 2 cents to $2.59 per gallon.
U.S. propane/propylene stocks increased by 0.3 million barrels last week to 39.6 million barrels as of April 2, 2021, 8.8 million barrels (18.2%) less than the five-year (2016-2020) average inventory levels for this same time of year. Gulf Coast and East Coast inventories increased by 0.7 million barrels and 0.2 million barrels, respectively. Midwest and Rocky Mountain inventories decreased by 0.3 million barrels and 0.2 million barrels, respectively.