Diesel’s summer decline continues

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Updated Jul 26, 2016

Diesel prices continued their recent decline in the week ending July 25, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, falling another 2.3 cents.

That’s the fifth drop in the U.S. average per-gallon diesel price in the last six weeks. The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.379.

Prices fell in all regions across the country with the most significant decrease coming in the West Coast less California region, where prices dropped 3.3 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.764 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.536 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.242 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.306 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:

  • New England – $2.434
  • Central Atlantic – $$2.481
  • Midwest – $2.341
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.434

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.339 nationwide, a 2.6-cent decrease from the previous week.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.781 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.256 per gallon.