The U.S. average diesel fuel price remained unchanged at $3.12 per gallon on April 26, 69 cents higher than a year ago. The West Coast price increased nearly 1 cent, remaining virtually unchanged at $3.65 per gallon, and the Midwest price increased less than 1 cent to $3.06 per gallon. The Gulf Coast price decreased nearly 1 cent, remaining virtually unchanged at $2.92 per gallon, the Rocky Mountain price decreased less than 1 cent, remaining virtually unchanged at $3.23 per gallon, and the East Coast price decreased less than 1 cent to $3.09 per gallon.
The U.S. average regular gasoline retail price increased nearly 2 cents to $2.87 per gallon on April 26, $1.10 higher than the same time last year. The West Coast price increased nearly 3 cents to $3.55 per gallon, the Midwest and Gulf Coast prices each increased more than 2 cents to $2.80 per gallon and $2.59 per gallon, respectively, the Rocky Mountain price increased 2 cents to $2.99 per gallon, and the East Coast price increased nearly 1 cent to $2.76 per gallon.
U.S. propane/propylene stocks increased by 0.5 barrels last week to 41.0 million barrels as of April 23, 2021, 8.7 million barrels (17.5%) less than the five-year (2016-2020) average inventory levels for this same time of year. Gulf Coast inventories increase by 0.5 million barrels, and Rocky Mountain/West Coast and East Coast inventories each increased by 0.1 million barrels. Midwest inventories decreased by 0.3 million barrels.