Diesel prices hover below $3

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Diesel fuel prices held flat during the most recent week, holding just below the $3 per gallon threshold, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Energy.

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel remains $2.966. During the week ending Feb. 11, prices fell slightly in most regions, while increasing slightly in two regions.

The most significant decrease was seen in New England, where prices fell by 1.5 cents. The most significant increase was seen in the Midwest region, which saw a 1-cent increase.

The nation’s most expensive fuel remains in California at $3.714 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.225 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.776 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.849 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:

  • New England – $3.161
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.872
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.87
  • West Coast less California – $3.084

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices increase by four-tenths of a cent, bringing its national average to $2.868 per gallon.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.616 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.757 per gallon.