Diesel prices holding flat

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Updated Sep 12, 2018
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Diesel prices were again mostly unchanged in the most recent week, rising by just six-tenths of a cent over the previous week, according to numbers from the Department of Energy.

With the slight increase, the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.258. Prices increased in all regions except New England and the West Coast less California region, which saw a 1.5-cent drop and a four-tenths of a cent decrease, respectively.

The region that saw the biggest jump was the Lower Atlantic, where fuel prices increased by 1.7 cents.

California continues to flirt with the $4 per gallon threshold with the nation’s highest fuel prices at $3.969 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $3.465 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.039 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $3.131 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $3.255
  • Central Atlantic – $3.407
  • Midwest – $3.194
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.367