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Diesel prices hold steady below $2.50

Diesel fuel prices across the U.S. remained flat during the most recent week ending July 10, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The DOE reports prices were up nine-tenths of a cent during the week to $2.481 per gallon on average across the U.S. Prices have been below the $2.50 mark for four weeks after being above that threshold for the previous six months.

Prices increased in all regions except the Rocky Mountain region during the week, which saw a decrease of one-tenth of a cent. The region that saw the most drastic increase was the West Coast less California with a 2.5-cent increase.

The most expensive diesel is still in California at $2.867 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.672 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.311 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.407 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.578
  • Midwest – $2.421
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.584
  • West Coast less California – $2.653

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices increasing by 1.7 cents to $2.433 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.849 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.311 per gallon.

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