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Diesel prices remain in holding pattern

Diesel prices during the week ending Oct. 23 remained relatively flat, rising just one cent over the previous week, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The nation’s average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.797, the highest price since the week ending Sept. 11.

During the most recent week, prices increased in all regions except the Central Atlantic region, which saw a two-tenths of a cent decrease. The most significant increase during the week was seen in the Rocky Mountain region, which increased 3.1 cents.

The nation’s cheapest diesel continues to be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.614 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.715 per gallon.

The most expensive fuel can be found out West in California at $3.166 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $3.015 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.752
  • Central Atlantic – $2.924
  • Midwest – $2.779
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.917

ProMiles’ numbers during the week also saw diesel prices rise by 2 cents to $2.768 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.132 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.612 per gallon.

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