Downward trend continues for fuel prices in most recent week

| August 16, 2016

Diesel prices continued their recent downward trend during the week ending Aug. 15 with a slight drop, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.31 following the six-tenths of a cent decrease during the week. All regions saw a decrease with the most significant coming in the West Coast less California region, where prices dropped 1.3 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel is in California at $2.696 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.441 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.179 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.233 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to the Department of Energy, are as follows:

  • New England – $2.368
  • Central Atlantic – $2.406
  • Midwest – $2.273
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.394

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.266 nationwide, a two-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 $2.657 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in
the Gulf Coast region at $2.175 per gallon.

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