Diesel prices tick upward in most recent week

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Updated Oct 4, 2016
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Diesel prices across the U.S.  rose during the week ending Oct. 3, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel rose by seven-tenths of a cent, regaining the decrease from the previous week. The U.S.’ average price for fuel is now $2.389 per gallon nationwide.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.766 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.524 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.25 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.327 per gallon.

Average prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:

  • New England – $2.414
  • Central Atlantic – $2.486
  • Midwest – $2.356
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.467

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week show diesel prices rising by six-tenths of a penny to $2.355 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.732 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.25 per gallon.