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Diesel prices continue upward trend

Diesel fuel prices continue to creep up as 2017 draws to a close as prices increased by 1.4 cents during the week ending Nov. 27, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The increase brings the national average to $2.926 per gallon, the highest diesel prices have been since March 2015.

During the week, prices increased in all regions except California, which saw a two-tenths of a cent decrease. The most significant increase was seen in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions, which saw 2.3-cent increases.

California is still home to the most expensive prices at $3.597 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California at $3.113 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.712 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.794 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.881
  • Central Atlantic – $3.074
  • Midwest – $2.884
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.026

ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw diesel prices increase by 1.9 cents to $2.884 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.592 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.72 per gallon.

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

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