U.S. diesel average nears $2.50, at lowest point in over 6 years

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The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel in the United States dropped 4.7 cents in the week ending Aug. 31, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price for a gallon of diesel is now $2.514 — the lowest since July 2009.

All regions in the U.S. saw a decrease in prices with the most significant decrease coming in New England, where prices dropped 6.6 cents, followed by the Central Atlantic region, where prices dropped 6.3 cents.

The most expensive diesel in the country can be found in California at $2.851 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.714 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.376 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.443 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.673
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.478
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.562
  • West Coast less California – $2.564

The ProMiles Fuel Surcharge Index had diesel prices dropping 4.4 cents to $2.441 per gallon nationwide.

According to FSI’s data, the highest fuel prices can be found in California at $2.736 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.365 per gallon.

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