Diesel’s flat 2017 continues

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Updated Mar 14, 2017

Diesel prices’ flat run in 2017 continued in the most recent week, with the country’s average price dipping by a cent and a half in the week ending March 13, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. Since the beginning of the year, diesel prices have fluctuated within in a five-cent range.

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.564. Prices dropped in all regions across the country with the most significant increase coming in the West Coast less California region, where priced fell 4.3 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.936 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.761 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.419 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.491 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.617
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.512
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.617
  • West Coast less California – $2.736

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices falling by 1.2 cents to $2.512 per gallon.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.876 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.421 per gallon.