Diesel prices remain below $2 now in just one region in the U.S. after a two-cent increase in the country’s national average in the most recent week, ending March 21, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.119. The only region with sub-$2 average diesel prices is the Gulf Coast region.
Prices increased in all regions during the week, with the most significant increase coming in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices increased 5.7 cents.
The nation’s most expensive fuel can be found in California at $2.418 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.28 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast region at $1.991 per gallon, followed by the Rocky Mountain region at $2.056 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to the Department of Energy, are:
- New England – $2.228
- Lower Atlantic – $2.079
- Midwest – $2.09
- West Coast less California – $2.179
ProMiles’ numbers have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.089 per gallon nationwide, a 3.1-cent increase over last week’s numbers.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.328 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.002 per gallon.