The average price for diesel fuel across the U.S. continues to creep downward, dropping 2.1 cents in the week ending Aug. 12, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly update.
The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.011, the lowest since mid-February. Since the beginning of 2019, fuel prices have only fluctuated by about a quarter, and prices are now flat with prices at the beginning of the year.
Prices fell in all regions across the country during the most recent week with the largest decrease being seen in New England, where prices dropped by 3.4 cents.
The nation’s most expensive fuel can be found in California at $3.909 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.215 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.763 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.904 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:
- New England – $3.073
- Midwest – $2.924
- Rocky Mountain – $2.94
- West Coast less California – $3.164
ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices fall by 1.4 cents to $2.922 per gallon nationwide.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.827 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.785 per gallon.