Fuel prices level after recent increases

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After reaching the highest mark of 2017 last week, fuel prices leveled out in the most recent week ending April 24, according to the Department of Energy, falling two-tenths of a cent.

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.595. The slight change in prices continues 2017’s run of relatively flat fuel pricing. Since the beginning of the year, prices have fluctuated within a 6.5-cent range.

The most significant increase in prices during the week was seen in New England, where prices rose 1.2 cents. The largest decrease came in the Midwest region, where prices fell six-tenths of a cent.

The highest diesel prices across the U.S. can be found in California at $2.947 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California at $2.786 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.458 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.52 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.65
  • Central Atlantic – $2.785
  • Midwest – $2.53
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.662

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices decreasing by seven-tenths of a cent to $2.552 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.939 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.458 per gallon.