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Diesel prices hover around $2.80 a gallon

There was almost no change in diesel fuel prices nationwide during the most recent week ending Oct. 2, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.792, which is four-tenths of a cent higher than the previous week. Fuel prices have been hovering near the $2.80 per gallon mark for about four weeks since Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast.

During the most recent week, prices increased in all regions except the Gulf Coast, which saw a nearly one-cent decrease. The most significant increase during the week was seen in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices jumped 2.8 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.182 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $3.018 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.615 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.747 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.767
  • Central Atlantic – $2.934
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.748
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.86

ProMiles’ numbers during the week had diesel prices increasing by seven-tenths of a cent to $2.761 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.142 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.632 per gallon.

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