Diesel price tick up slightly, remain below $2.50 nationally

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Diesel prices ticked up slightly in the week ending Oct. 5, rising 1.6 cents over the previous week, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.492. Prices went up in three regions, dropped in four regions and stayed the same in one region.

The region with the most significant increase was the Midwest, where prices jumped 5.5 cents per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region, where prices are up 1.9 cents.

The most significant decrease came in the Central Atlantic region where prices dropped 1.6 cents, followed by New England, where prices dropped 1.4 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel is still in California at $2.803 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.631 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel in in the Gulf Coast region, where prices stayed the same as last week at $2.323 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.432 per gallon.

Prices in other regions are:
•New England – $2.576
•Midwest – $2.489
•Rocky Mountain – $2.501
•West Coast less California – $2.56

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