Diesel prices continue 2017 trend, remain flat

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Diesel prices continue to remain flat in 2017, with the latest weekly update from the Department of Energy showing prices climbing just two-tenths of a cent nationwide.

During the week ending March 6, diesel prices across the country averaged out to be $2.579 per gallon, according to the DOE.

Looking at diesel prices region-by-region, most regions remained relatively flat, rising or falling by less than one cent, except for New England, which saw a decrease of 1.2 cents, and the Rocky Mountain region, which saw a 4.3-cent increase.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.956 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.78 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.429 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.502 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.646
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.525
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.625
  • West Coast less California – $2.779

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices holding from last week at $2.524 per gallon.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.89 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.434 per gallon.