Fuel prices drop 6.5 cents during week


Most parts of the country saw significant decreases in diesel fuel prices last week, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.112, which is 6.5 cents lower than a week ago and 82 cents lower than the same week last year. This is the 10th straight week of declining fuel prices.

The most significant drop in fuel prices came in the Midwest region and California, where prices dropped 7.3 cents during the week.

The nation’s most expensive diesel is still in California at $2.489 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.305 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.014 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.023 per gallon.

Prices in other regions are as follows:
•New England – $2.277
•Lower Atlantic – $2.054
•Rocky Mountain – $2.078
•West Coast less California – $2.198

ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index saw diesel prices dropping 5.2 cents during the same time period to a national average of $2.043 per gallon.

According to ProMiles, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.398 per gallon, and the cheapest is in the Midwest at $1.992 per gallon.

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