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Diesel prices remain tame, but climb in most recent week

The national average for diesel fuel prices is back above $2.50 per gallon during the week ending July 24, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is now $2.507.

Prices increased during the week in all regions across the country, with the most significant increase coming in the West Coast less California region, which saw a 2.2-cent increase.

California continues to be home to the nation’s highest fuel prices at $2.877 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.685 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.342 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.441 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.574
  • Midwest – $2.452
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.598
  • West Coast less California – $2.678

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week had diesel prices increasing by 3.2 cents to $2.474 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.873 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf
Coast region at $2.349 per gallon.

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