Diesel prices hold in most recent week

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Updated Jan 30, 2019
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Diesel fuel prices remained unchanged during the most recent week ending Jan 28, putting an end to a 14-week run of declining fuel prices, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average for a gallon of on-highway diesel remained at $2.965 during the most recent week.

Prices across the country fell in all regions except the Lower Atlantic and Central Atlantic regions. The most significant decrease was seen in the Rocky Mountain region, which saw a 3.3-cent decrease. The most significant increase was seen in the Central Atlantic region, where prices rose by 2.2 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel is in California at $3.726 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.237 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.789 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.806 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:

  • New England – $3.188
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.893
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.911
  • West Coast less California – $3.099

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices fall by 1.3 cents, bringing its national average to $2.855 per gallon.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.627 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Midwest region at $2.763 per gallon.