Diesel prices nationwide stayed relatively flat during the week ending Monday, Aug. 17, with the country’s average price dropping just two-tenths of a cent, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly fuel report.
The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel nationwide is $2.615.
The only region to see an increase in prices was the Midwest, likely due to a 50 percent reduction in production at an Indiana refinery. Prices increased in this region by 2.4 cents.
The most significant decrease came in New England, where prices dropped 4.4 cents, followed by the Central Atlantic and West Coast less California regions, where prices dropped 1.6 cents.
The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.945 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.816 per gallon.
The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.478 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.539 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to the Department of Energy, are:
- New England – $2.803
- Lower Atlantic – $2.583
- Rocky Mountain – $2.627
- West Coast less California – $2.690
ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index had diesel prices increasing by seven-tenths of a cent to $2.537 per gallon nationwide.
According to FSI’s data, the highest fuel prices can be found in California at $2.782 per gallon, and the lowest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.465 per gallon.