Diesel prices holding flat through spring

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Updated May 22, 2019
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Diesel fuel prices across the United States remained flat during the most recent week ending May 20, with only two regions changing by a full cent or more, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average for a price of on-highway diesel is now $3.163, up three-tenths of a cent over the previous week. During the week, the most significant increase was seen in the Rocky Mountain region, which saw a 1.1-cent increase, followed by the Central Atlantic region, which increased by 1 cent.

California continues to hold the nation’s most expensive fuel at $4.145 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.375 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.907 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $3.03 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:

  • New England – $3.238
  • Midwest – $3.049
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.192
  • West Coast less California – $3.352

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices fall by 1.2 cents to $3.061 per gallon.