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Diesel prices continue to climb


Diesel fuel prices continued their summer upswing during the week ending July 31, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.531, which is 2.4 cents higher than the previous week. Diesel prices climbed 6.6 cents during July, according to the DOE’s numbers.

During the most recent week, prices rose in all regions, with the most significant increase coming in the Midwest region, which saw a 3.4-cent increase.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.907 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.706 per gallon. The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.359 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.462 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:

  • New England – $2.59
  • Midwest – $2.486
  • Rocky Mountain – $.615
  • West Coast less California – $2.704

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices increasing by 2.1 cents to $2.495 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.883 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.37 per gallon.

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Matt Cole is an Associate Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at mattcole@randallreilly.com.