Fuel prices continue late spring slide

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Diesel fuel prices across the U.S. during the week ending June 17 continued their recent downward trend, falling 3.5 cents to $3.07 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

With last week’s decrease, fuel prices across the country are down nearly 10 cents in the last month and are down more than 17 cents since the same week a year ago.

Prices fell in all regions during the most recent week with the most significant decrease being seen in California, where prices fell by 5.2 cents.

Despite the decrease, California’s average diesel prices remain above the $4 per gallon mark at $4.006 per gallon. The next-most expensive fuel can be found in the Central Atlantic region at $3.282 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.82 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.957 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:

  • New England – $3.153
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.964
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.072
  • West Coast less California – $3.238

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw similar results with fuel prices falling by 3.6 cents to $2.98 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.946 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.831 per gallon.