Diesel prices continue late-spring slide

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Diesel fuel prices continued their recent downward trend with a 2.2-cent decrease during the week ending June 18, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

Following the drop in prices, the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.244, which is more than 75 cents higher than the same week a year ago.

Prices fell in all regions across the country with the most significant decrease being seen in the Lower Atlantic region, which dropped by 2.7 cents.

The Gulf Coast region continues to hold the nation’s cheapest fuel at $3.016 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $3.121 per gallon.

The most expensive diesel is on the West Coast with California’s prices at $3.976 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $3.473 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $3.29
  • Central Atlantic – $3.397
  • Midwest – $3.173
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.339

ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw fuel prices during the week fall by 2.3 cents to $3.183 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.964 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.041 per gallon.