Slight dip in fuel prices ends 10-week surge

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Updated Jun 6, 2018

A slight dip in diesel fuel prices during the week ending June 4 halted a 10-week run of rising prices across the U.S., according to weekly numbers from the Department of Energy.

Diesel prices dropped by just three-tenths of a cent during the most recent week, bringing the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel to $3.285.

Prices dropped in most regions during the week, but a six-tenths of a cent increase in California took the state’s average above the $4 per gallon mark.

With that increase, California continues to be home to the nation’s most expensive diesel at an average of $4.003 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $3.508 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.055 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $3.166 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $3.302
  • Central Atlantic – $3.442
  • Midwest – $3.224
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.359

ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw fuel prices during the week fall by 6 cents to $3.23 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.996 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.084 per gallon.