Iowa Diesel Prices Drop

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Iowa Diesel Prices Drop

DES MOINES – The price of Iowa retail diesel dropped $.03 this week, closing at $3.07 per gallon.


Crude Oil Summary

The price of global crude oil rose this week on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) by $1.01 per barrel over last week, and is currently priced at $69.29.

Brent crude oil rose $1.29 and is currently priced at $73.94.

One year ago WTI crude sold for $49.71 and Brent crude was at $49.19.

Motor Fuels

As of Tuesday, July 24, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.71 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.02 lower than last week and $.52 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.85, down $.02 from last week’s price.

Retail diesel fuel prices in Iowa were $.03 lower than last week’s price with a statewide average of $3.07. One year ago diesel prices averaged $2.38 in Iowa. The current Iowa diesel price is $.08 less than the national average of $3.15.

Wholesale ethanol prices were up $.02 from last week’s price, currently at $1.42.

The current Des Moines Terminal/Rack Prices are $2.04 for U87-E10, $2.23 for Unleaded 87 (clear), ULSD#2 is at $2.22, ULSD#1 is at $2.40, and E-70 is priced at $1.69 per gallon.


Heating Fuels

Natural Gas prices fell $.06 at the Henry Hub reporting site and ended the week at $2.72/MMbtu.

Continuing throughout the summer months, we will only report retail heating oil and propane prices in Iowa once a month.


Tips for saving energy on the road or at home are available at and at

Fuel price 7-25-18


For more information, contact Dustin Vande Hoef, (515) 281-3375 or (515) 326-1616 (cell) or