The U.S. average diesel fuel price increased nearly three cents to $2.58 per gallon on April 10, 45 cents higher than a year ago. The Midwest and Gulf Coast prices each rose over three cents to $2.52 per gallon and $2.45 per gallon, respectively, the West Coast and Rocky Mountain prices each increased two cents to $2.86 per gallon and $2.64 per gallon, respectively, and the East Coast price increased nearly two cents to $2.62 per gallon.
The U.S. average regular gasoline retail price increased six cents from the previous week to $2.42 per gallon on April 10, up 36 cents from the same time last year. The Midwest price rose eight cents to $2.36 per gallon, the East Coast and Gulf Coast prices each rose seven cents to $2.37 per gallon and $2.19 per gallon, respectively, the Rocky Mountain price rose nearly four cents to $2.33 per gallon, and the West Coast price rose two cents to $2.87 per gallon.
U.S. propane stocks decreased by 1.2 million barrels last week to 40.4 million barrels as of April 7, 2017, 27.3 million barrels (40.4%) lower than a year ago. Gulf Coast and East Coast inventories decreased by 1.3 million barrels and 0.3 million barrels, respectively, while Midwest inventories decreased slightly, remaining essentially unchanged. Rocky Mountain/West Coast inventories increased by 0.4 million barrels. Propylene non-fuel-use inventories represented 5.9% of total propane inventories.