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Diesel prices dip slightly in most recent week

Diesel fuel prices came down slightly during the week ending Oct. 9 with a 1.6-cent decrease, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.776. Prices have fluctuated between $2.75 and $2.80 per gallon since the end of August when Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas.

During the most recent week, prices fell in all regions, with the most significant decrease coming in the Lower Atlantic region, where prices dropped 3.6 cents.

The nation’s cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.599 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.712 per gallon.

The most expensive fuel can be found out West in California at $3.166 per gallon, and the West Coast less California region at $2.993 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.751
  • Central Atlantic – $2.919
  • Midwest – $2.738
  • Rocky Mountain $2.856

ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw diesel prices drop 2.4 cents to $2.737 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.112 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.599 per gallon.


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Matt Cole is an Associate Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at