Diesel prices level out to start second half of 2017

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Updated Jul 5, 2017

After falling more than 10 cents in the month of June, diesel prices leveled out to start July, increasing by less than a cent during the week ending July 3, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The DOE reports diesel prices are up seven-tenths of a cent across the U.S. during the week to $2.472 per gallon. Prices increased in all regions during the week except the Rocky Mountain region, which saw prices fall by seven-tenths of a cent. The largest increase during the week was in the Midwest, where prices rose 1.7 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.866 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.671 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.307 per gallon, followed by the Midwest at $2.403 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.578
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.407
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.585
  • West Coast less California – $2.628

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices increasing slightly by four-tenths of a cent to $2.416 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.827 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.299 per gallon.