Diesel prices continued to fall during the week ending Nov. 19, dropping on average 3.5 cents, to bring the U.S.’ national average to $3.282 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The decrease is the fifth week in a row that diesel prices have fallen nationwide, bringing fuel prices to their lowest since late September. Prices have fallen 11.2 cents during the last five weeks from the year’s peak of $3.394 per gallon.
During the most recent week, prices fell in all regions with the most significant decrease being seen in the Midwest region, where prices dropped by 4.6 cents.
The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $4 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $3.475 per gallon.
The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.045 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $3.165 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:
- New England – $3.347
- Central Atlantic – $3.466
- Midwest – $3.216
- Rocky Mountain – $3.36
ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw fuel prices fall by 3.1 cents, bringing its national average to $3.226 per gallon.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.97 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.067 per gallon.