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Diesel prices mostly unchanged in recent week

Diesel fuel prices saw almost no change during the week ending Sept. 25, with prices falling by just three-tenths of a cent during the week, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

With the slight decrease, the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is $2.788. While prices fell in most regions, the Rocky Mountain region experienced a 1.9-cent jump during the week. The Central Atlantic region and California also saw increases during the week of six-tenths of a cent and one-tenth of a cent, respectively.

The most significant decrease during the week was seen in the Gulf Coast region, where prices dropped 1.5 cents.

California continues to maintain the nation’s most expensive diesel at $3.18 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $3.008 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can still be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.624 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.74 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.762
  • Central Atlantic – $2.925
  • Midwest – $2.741
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.832

ProMiles’ numbers during the week had diesel prices falling by four-tenths of a cent to $2.754 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 $2.639 per gallon.


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