Diesel fuel prices across the country held mostly flat during the week ending July 1, falling by an average of just one-tenth of a cent, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly update.
The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.042. With the slight decrease, the nation’s average fuel price has fallen for six consecutive weeks.
Prices fell in most regions during the week, but two regions – the Central Atlantic and Gulf Coast – saw increases of 1.2 cents and six-tenths of a cent, respectively. The most significant decrease was seen in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices fell by 3.2 cents.
The nation’s most expensive fuel is in California at $3.963 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.27 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.803 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.924 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:
- New England – $3.135
- Lower Atlantic – $2.941
- Rocky Mountain – $2.998
- West Coast less California – $3.205
ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices fall by nine-tenths of a cent to $2.94 per gallon nationwide.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.871 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.801 per gallon.