U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
Does EIA publish off-road diesel fuel prices?
EIA does not publish prices specifically for "off-road" diesel fuel, also known as non-road, or off-highway diesel fuel.
Off-road diesel fuel is sold for use in vehicles and equipment that are not usually operated on public roadways, such as those used on farms and railways, in construction, and for electric power generation. It is not subject to state and federal excise taxes that are applied to the retail sales of diesel fuel sold for vehicles generally operating on public roadways. This fuel is dyed red (as is heating oil) to distinguish it from on-highway diesel fuel.
Since December 2010, all retail on-highway diesel fuel is ultra-low sulfur diesel.
Last updated: April 29, 2014
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