After a 1.1-cent increase in diesel prices during the week ending Oct. 16, fuel continues to hover near $2.80 per gallon across the nation, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Energy.
With the latest increase in prices, the average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel in the U.S. is now $2.787. Prices have remained within a few cents of $2.80 per gallon since Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast of Texas.
Prices increased in all regions during the week except New England and California, which saw a four-tenths of a cent and a seven-tenths of a cent decrease, respectively. The most significant increase was seen in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices rose by 3 cents.
The most expensive fuel can be found in California at $3.159 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California at $3.003 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.612 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic at $2.714 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:
- New England – $2.747
- Central Atlantic – $2.926
- Midwest – $2.757
- Rocky Mountain – $2.886
ProMiles’ numbers during the week also saw diesel prices rise 1.1 cent to $2.748 per gallon nationwide.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.121 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.607 per gallon.