The U.S. average diesel fuel price rose four cents to $2.41 per gallon, down 11 cents from the same time last year. The Midwest price increased five cents to $2.39 per gallon. The West Coast, Rocky Mountain, and East Coast prices all increased four cents to $2.66 per gallon, $2.48 per gallon, and $2.41 per gallon, respectively. The Gulf Coast price rose two cents to $2.27 per gallon.
The U.S. average regular gasoline retail price was $2.24 per gallon on August 29, an increase of four cents from the previous week, but down 27 cents from the same time last year. The Midwest price rose six cents to $2.23 per gallon. The East Coast and Gulf Coast prices each rose five cents to $2.17 per gallon and $2.01 per gallon, respectively. The Rocky Mountain price rose three cents to $2.26 per gallon, and the West Coast price rose two cents to $2.59 per gallon.
U.S. propane stocks increased by 2.4 million barrels last week to 98.5 million barrels as of August 26, 2016, 2.2 million barrels (2.2%) higher than a year ago. Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain/West Coast inventories increased by 2.5 million barrels and 0.3 million barrels, respectively. Midwest and East Coast inventories decreased by 0.3 million barrels and 0.2 million barrels, respectively. Propylene non-fuel-use inventories represented 2.2% of total propane inventories.