Diesel prices remain below $2 following slight nationwide increase

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The price of diesel stayed relatively steady nationwide this week, increasing by three-tenths of a cent on average across the country, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

This week’s price increase is the first since Nov. 9. The national average for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $1.983.

Three regions saw a rise in diesel prices during the week, with the most significant increase coming in the Gulf Coast region, where prices rose 1.5 cents. The Midwest saw a 1.3-cent increase in prices.

The most significant drop in price came in California, where prices dropped 2.8 cents, followed by New England, where prices dropped 2.3 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel is in California at $2.288 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.184 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Rocky Mountain region at $1.861 per gallon, followed by the Gulf Coast region at $1.873 per gallon.

Prices in other regions are as follows:

  • New England – $2.16
  • Lower Atlantic – $1.944
  • Midwest – $1.921
  • West Coast less California – $2.05

ProMiles’ numbers have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $1.935 per gallon nationwide, a 1.1-cent increase over last week.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.215 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Rocky Mountain region at $1.844 per gallon.

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