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Diesel prices remain flat leading up to holidays

With the holidays approaching, diesel fuel prices across the U.S. fell by nearly a cent during the week ending Dec. 18, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.901, down nine-tenths of a cent from last week. During the most recent week, prices fell in all regions except New England, which saw a 2.4-cent increase.

The largest decreases were seen in the Rocky Mountain region, which fell 3.3 cents, and the West Coast less California region, which fell 2.8 cents.

The nation’s most expensive fuel can be found in California at $3.552 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.06 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.697 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.778 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.924
  • Midwest – $2.853
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.958
  • West Coast less California – $3.044

ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw diesel prices drop slightly by one cent to $2.852 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.549 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.708 per gallon.

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