Average diesel prices across the U.S. remained mostly unchanged during the week ending March 11, rising just three-tenths of a cent over the previous week, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Energy.
The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.079. Prices are 10 cents higher than the same week a year ago.
During the most recent week, prices increased in four regions while falling in three and holding flat in one. The most significant increase was seen in the Central Atlantic region, which saw fuel prices increase by 1.4 cents. The biggest decrease was seen in the Lower Atlantic region, which saw a four-tenths of a cent decrease.
The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.778 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.315 per gallon.
The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.881 per gallon, followed by the Rocky Mountain region at $2.939 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:
- New England – $3.183
- Lower Atlantic – $2.981
- Midwest – $3.011
- West Coast less California – $3.162
ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices increase by 1.9 cents, bringing its national average to $2.989 per gallon.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.702 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.876 per gallon.