Midwest refinery problems lead to 8.5-cent jump in U.S. diesel price last week

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Diesel prices jumped significantly this week by 8.5 cents across the U.S., according to a weekly report from the ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index.

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.52, according to FSI’s data. The spike in prices is likely due to refinery work in the Midwest. Prices jumped 14.7 cents in that region during the week and increased in all other regions as well.

The most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.758 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.652 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel in the country can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.355 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.43 per gallon.

Prices in other regions are as follows:

  • New England – $2.605
  • Midwest – $2.604
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.524
  • West Coast less California – $2.556

With Monday being a federal holiday for Columbus Day, the Department of Energy’s weekly report will not be published until Tuesday.