Diesel fuel prices remained mostly flat across the country during the week ending July 15, despite the landfall of Hurricane Barry along the Louisiana coast. The national average for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell by four-tenths of a cent, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
With the slight decline, the U.S.’ average now stands at $3.051. Since the beginning of the year, the nation’s diesel price average have held within a roughly 25-cent window — a low of $2.965 and a high of $3.171.
During the week, prices were mostly stable in each region ,with the biggest change being seen in the Midwest, where prices fell by 1.2 cents.
The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.952 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.272 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.805 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.941 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:
- New England – $3.131
- Midwest – $2.956
- Rocky Mountain – $2.975
- West Coast less California – $3.209
ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices increase by one-tenth of a cent to $2.957 per gallon nationwide.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.864 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.817 per gallon.