Diesel prices tick up to highest mark of 2019

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Average diesel prices across the U.S. increased during the most recent week by 1.5 cents, bringing the nation’s average for a gallon of on-highway diesel to $3.093.

The increase brings prices to their highest mark since mid-December. Prices increased in all regions during the week ending April 8 except New England, which saw a three-tenths of a cent decrease. The most significant increase was seen in California, where prices jumped by 6.1 cents.

California’s increase continues the state’s hold on the nation’s most expensive diesel prices at $3.91 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.324 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.879 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.993 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:

  • New England – $3.193
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.998
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.028
  • West Coast less California – $3.189

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices increase by 1.1 cents to $3.001 per gallon.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.782 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.871  per gallon.