A seven-tenths of a cent increase in the average price of diesel fuel across the U.S. during the week ending Feb. 13 ends a four week run of falling prices, but continues diesel’s relatively flat trajectory of 2017, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
Since the beginning of the year, diesel prices have not changed by more than 2 cents in any one-week period.
The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.565 nationwide. Prices rose in all regions during the week except the Midwest, which saw a half-cent decrease. The most significant increase came in the Gulf Coast region, which saw prices rise by 2.1 cents.
The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.957 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.765 per gallon.
The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.424 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.487 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:
- New England – $2.668
- Lower Atlantic – $2.519
- Rocky Mountain – $2.522
- West Coast less California – $2.761
ProMiles’ numbers during the same week showed an increase in diesel prices of one cent to $2.515 per gallon nationwide.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.915 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.427 per gallon.