With a 2.8-cent increase during the week ending March 4, the U.S.’ average price of diesel fuel has now increased 11 cents over the last three weeks, according to numbers from the Department of Energy.
Following the increase, the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.076, the highest since December.
Prices during the most recent week increased in all regions across the country, with the most significant increase in the Midwest region, which saw a 4.5-cent increase.
The nation’s most expensive fuel can be found in California at $3.779 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.301 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast at $2.87 per gallon, followed by the Rocky Mountain region at $2.939 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:
- New England – $3.177
- Lower Atlantic – $2.985
- Midwest – $3.014
- West Coast less California – $3.155
ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices increase by 3.8 cents, bringing its national average to $2.97 per gallon.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.711 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.861 per gallon.