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Fuel prices hold after recent upswing

Diesel prices remained flat during the most recent week with prices increasing by just one-tenth of a cent across the U.S., according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The calm week comes on the heels of two weeks totaling 7-cent increases where prices jumped from $2.972 during the week ending March 19 to $3.042 during the week ending April 2.

After the flat week, the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is $3.043. Prices held in most regions but saw notable increases in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices increased by 4.2 cents, and the West Coast less California region, where prices increased by 2.4 cents.

California continues to be home to the most expensive diesel at $3.717 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.232 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.844 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.939 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $3.116
  • Midwest – $2.957
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.086
  • West Coast less California – $3.226

ProMiles’ numbers during the week also saw fuel prices during the week remain relatively flat, falling by four-tenths of a cent to $2.982 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.72 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.845 per gallon.

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