The country’s average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel climbed 4 cents in the week ending Feb. 18, according to the Department of Energy. Excluding the first two weeks in October 2018, when diesel pricing spiked due to Hurricane Michael’s landfall along the Gulf Coast, last week’s increase was the largest since May 2018.
With the increase, the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel for the week ending Feb. 18, is $3.006.
Prices increased in all regions across the country during the week with the most significant increase being seen in the Midwest and Lower Atlantic regions, which saw 5.5-cent increases during the week.
The nation’s most expensive fuel can be found in California at $3.739 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.256 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.809 per gallon, followed by the Rocky Mountain region at $2.887 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:
- New England – $3.165
- Lower Atlantic – $2.927
- Midwest – $2.904
- West Coast less California – $3.104
ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices increase by seven-tenths of a cent, bringing its national average to $2.875 per gallon.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.609 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.765 per gallon.