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Diesel prices level out to start second half of 2017

After falling more than 10 cents in the month of June, diesel prices leveled out to start July, increasing by less than a cent during the week ending July 3, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The DOE reports diesel prices are up seven-tenths of a cent across the U.S. during the week to $2.472 per gallon. Prices increased in all regions during the week except the Rocky Mountain region, which saw prices fall by seven-tenths of a cent. The largest increase during the week was in the Midwest, where prices rose 1.7 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.866 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.671 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.307 per gallon, followed by the Midwest at $2.403 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.578
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.407
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.585
  • West Coast less California – $2.628

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices increasing slightly by four-tenths of a cent to $2.416 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.827 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.299 per gallon.

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