Spring brings higher diesel prices

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The onset of spring has brought with it increases in diesel fuel prices, with back-to-back weeks of of 3-cent jumps.

During the most recent week, ending April 2, the price of a gallon of diesel across the U.S. increased by 3.2 cents to $3.042, the highest fuel prices have been since early February, according to the Department of Energy’s latest report.

Prices increased in all regions across the U.S. last week, with the most significant increase being seen in the West Coast less California region, where prices jumped 5.5 cents.

The most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.714 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.233 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel remains in the Gulf Coast region at $2.851 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.962 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $3.117
  • Midwest – $2.962
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.044
  • West Coast less California – $3.202

ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw a 4-cent increase in diesel prices during the week to $2.986 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.706 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.851 per gallon.