Diesel prices fall below $2.50

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Diesel fuel prices, for the first time since December, dropped below $2.50 per gallon during the week ending June 19, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.489 following the most recent week’s 3.5-cent decrease, the lowest since the week ending Dec. 5.

Prices fell in all regions, with the most significant decrease occurring in the Midwest region, where prices fell by 4.3 cents.

The most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.884 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.683 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.329 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.411 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.59
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.427
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.625
  • West Coast less California – $2.655

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices decreasing by 3.6 cents to $2.442 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.884 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.339 per gallon.