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Diesel prices remain flat

After a 1.1-cent increase in diesel prices during the week ending Oct. 16, fuel continues to hover near $2.80 per gallon across the nation, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Energy.

With the latest increase in prices, the average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel in the U.S. is now $2.787. Prices have remained within a few cents of $2.80 per gallon since Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Prices increased in all regions during the week except New England and California, which saw a four-tenths of a cent and a seven-tenths of a cent decrease, respectively. The most significant increase was seen in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices rose by 3 cents.

The most expensive fuel can be found in California at $3.159 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California at $3.003 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.612 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic at $2.714 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.747
  • Central Atlantic – $2.926
  • Midwest – $2.757
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.886

ProMiles’ numbers during the week also saw diesel prices rise 1.1 cent to $2.748 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.121 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.607 per gallon.

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