Fuel prices dip slightly during holiday week

Updated Jul 6, 2016

Diesel prices across the U.S. dipped slightly for the second time in three weeks during the week ending July 5, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.423, a drop of three-tenths of a cent from the previous week.

Only one region saw an increase in diesel prices during the week – the Rocky Mountain region – which saw a seven-tenths of a cent rise.

The most significant decrease was seen in New England, where prices fell nine-tenths of a cent.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.798 per gallon, followed by West Coast less California at $2.599 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.282 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.355 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to the Department of Energy, are:

  • New England – $2.482
  • Central Atlantic – $2.535
  • Midwest – $2.389
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.436