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U.S. diesel prices see small dip in most recent week

Diesel prices across the United States dropped roughly a cent during the week ending July 11, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

A decrease of nine-tenths of a cent brings the U.S.’ average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel to $2.414. The drop in price is the second in a row and the third time in four weeks.

The Rocky Mountain region was the only region to see an increase during the week. The most significant decrease came in the Gulf Coast region, where prices dropped 2.1 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel is in California at $2.798 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.596 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.261 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.341 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.469
  • Central Atlantic – $2.521
  • Midwest – $2.385
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.445

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.381 per gallon nationwide, a four-tenths of a cent decrease from the previous week.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.779 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.289 per gallon.

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