2015 Ending with Lowest Diesel Costs in Years

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. - As 2015 draws to a close average prices for both diesel and gasoline in Canada and the U.S. are at their lowest levels in years. The Canadian national average price of diesel has fallen for the seventh straight week, down $0.009 from last week, to $0.986 per liter, according to the petroleum information services provider The Kent Group. Not only is this the lowest price since August 2010 it is $0.194 less than this time last year. For all of 2015, the fuel averaged $1.092 per liter compared to $1.339 last year.

Diesel Prices Continue Heading to Lower Levels

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. - It looks like diesel prices will end the year on a very much lower note in both Canada and the U.S. with continuing declines, making for the least expensive prices in several years. According to the petroleum information services provider The Kent Group, the national average cost of trucking's main fuel in Canada is down $0.017 from a week ago to $0.995 per liter. This is the sixth weekly drop and its lowest level since 2010. Compared to this time last year diesel is $0.199 cheaper. Prices fell Canada's four different regions and currently range from a low of $0.97 per liter in the Western Provinces to a high of $1.093 in Quebec. In the U.S., the story is also a continued drop for six straight weeks, with the average national cost falling US$0.054 from last week to US$2.284 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Department's Energy Information Administration.