The national average price for diesel fuel hit a new high for 2019 during the most recent week, rising by a penny to $3.08, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The year’s previous high was $3.079 earlier this month, however, this week’s national average is the highest since the week ending Dec. 17, when the country’s average price was $3.121 per gallon.
Fuel prices increased in all but one region during the most recent week with the most significant increase being seen in California, where prices jumped by 3.8 cents. The Central Atlantic region was the only region to see a decrease during the week, which was just three-tenths of a cent.
California remains home to the nation’s most expensive diesel at $3.819 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.31 per gallon.
The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.876 per gallon, followed by the Rocky Mountain region at $2.974 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:
- New England – $3.214
- Lower Atlantic – $2.995
- Midwest – $2.993
- West Coast less California – $3.156
ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices increase by two-tenths of a cent to $2.991 per gallon.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.698 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.873 per gallon.