Diesel prices jump 6.6 cents in most recent week

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Updated Aug 23, 2016
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Diesel fuel prices in the United States are on the upswing for the first time in two months.

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose 6.6 cents during the week ending Aug. 22 to $2.37 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The most significant increase during the week came in the Gulf Coast region, where prices rose by 7 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel remains in California at $2.723 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.498 per gallon.

Despite the 7-cent increase in the region, the cheapest fuel can still be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.249 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.294 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.391
  • Central Atlantic – $2.457
  • Midwest – $2.342
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.435

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.332 nationwide, a 6.6-cent increase from the previous week.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.674 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.234 per gallon.