Diesel prices continue recent downslide

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Updated Jun 27, 2018

Another drop in diesel fuel prices during the week ending June 25 brought prices to their lowest point in seven weeks, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.216, down 2.8 cents from the previous week. The last time prices were lower than this week’s mark was during the week ending May 7, when prices hit $3.171 per gallon.

During the most recent week, prices fell in all regions with the most significant decrease being seen in the Gulf Coast region, where prices fell by 3.8 cents.

California continues to hover just below the $4 per gallon average at $3.959 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $3.453 per gallon.

The Gulf Coast region saw its average fall back below $3 per gallon to $2.978 per gallon, making it the cheapest fuel in the nation, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $3.086 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $3.281
  • Central Atlantic – $3.38
  • Midwest – $3.143
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.321

ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw fuel prices during the week fall by 3.6 cents to $3.147 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.924 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.005 per gallon.