Steady diesel pricing continues

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Updated Mar 28, 2017

Diesel fuel prices held firm during the week ending March 27, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, dropping by seven-tenths of a cent.

Fuel prices have remained relatively flat throughout 2017, and prices have fluctuated in a six-cent range between an average of $2.53 and $2.59 per gallon across the U.S.

The slight drop brings fuel prices to $2.532 nationwide, the lowest prices have been since the week ending Dec. 19. The most significant decrease came in New England, where prices fell 2.9 cents, and the largest increase of the week came in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices rose seven-tenths of a cent.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.919 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.724 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.378 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.458 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.593
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.487
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.597
  • West Coast less California – $2.703

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices falling by nine-tenths of a cent to $2.477 per gallon.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.86 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.384 per gallon.