An increase of 2.4 cents during the week ending April 3 is keeping diesel fuel’s flat 2017 going, as prices have fluctuated in a four-cent window since the turn of the calendar in January.
The most recent increase in the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel puts prices at $2.556. According to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, prices increased in all regions across the country with the most significant increase coming in New England, where prices rose by 3.7 cents.
Drivers in California will be the ones seeing the highest fuel prices at $2.923 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.739 per gallon.
The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.414 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.481 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:
- New England – $2.63
- Lower Atlantic – $2.505
- Rocky Mountain – $2.523
- West Coast less California – $2.735
ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices increasing 2.5 cents to $2.502 per gallon nationwide.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.887 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.412 per gallon.