Diesel’s stint below $2 shortlived, ends following last week’s uptick

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After a short, three-week stint below $2 a gallon, diesel prices have climbed back above the threshold, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.021, up 3.2 cents over last week’s price.

Prices increased in all regions except New England, where prices dropped by seven-tenths of a cent. The most significant increase came in the Rocky Mountain region and the Midwest region, where prices increased by 4.6 cents in each.

The most expensive diesel can still be found in California at $2.316 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.188 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $1.907 per gallon, followed by the Rocky Mountain region at $1.927 per gallon.

Prices in other regions are as follows:

  • New England – $2.147
  • Lower Atlantic – $1.979
  • Midwest – $1.983
  • West Coast less California – $2.097

ProMiles’ numbers have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $1.99 per gallon nationwide, a 4.8-cent increase over last week’s numbers.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.271 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $1.918 per gallon.

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