Diesel prices holding near $2.50

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Updated Nov 9, 2016
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Diesel fuel prices dropped nearly a cent during the week ending Nov. 7, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.47, a nine-tenths of a cent drop from the previous week. This is only the second price decrease since the beginning of October.

Prices increased in the West Coast less California region by 1.8 cents and in the Central Atlantic region by a tenth of a cent.

The most significant decrease came in the Midwest region, where prices dropped 1.8 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.84 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.673 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.34 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic at $2.384 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.502
  • Central Atlantic – $2.584
  • Midwest – $2.425
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.532

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week show diesel prices dropping a 1.3 cents to $2.424 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.832 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.334 per gallon.