Diesel fuel prices continued their 2018 climb during the week ending Jan. 29, rising by 4.5 cents, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.070 – the highest point since the week ending Jan. 5, 2015.
Prices increased in all regions during the week, with the most significant increase being seen in the Midwest region, which saw a 5.9-cent increase.
The nation’s cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.868 per gallon, followed by the Rocky Mountain region at $2.967 per gallon.
The most expensive fuel can be found in California at $3.683 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.306 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:
- New England – $3.16
- Lower Atlantic – $2.968
- Midwest – $3.03
- West Coast less California – $3.12
ProMiles’ numbers during the week also saw diesel prices jump, increasing by 5.2 cents to $3.027 per gallon nationwide.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.665 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.874 per gallon.