Diesel prices creep up for first time since May

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The average diesel price in the U.S. saw its biggest week-to-week gain since April last week, 1.3 cents a gallon, breaking a streak of six consecutive weeks of price decreases, according to data from the Department of Energy. The nation’s average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel was $3.055 in the week ending July 8.

Regionally, diesel’s price movement was inconsistent. The most significant price increase was seen in the Midwest, where prices increased by 4.4 cents. The most significant drop in prices was seen in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices fell by 1.8 cents.

The nation’s most expensive fuel can be found in California at $3.953 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.275 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.804 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.94 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:

  • New England – $3.134
  • Midwest – $2.968
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.98
  • West Coast less California – $3.208

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week showed fuel prices increasing by 1.6 cents to $2.956 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.875 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.811 per gallon.